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URL :  Building Block(chain)s for a Better Planet
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Author : World Economic Forum
Detail : 2018 | PDF | 774 Kb | 37 pages

eBook License: Public Access From https://www.weforum.org

The majority of the world’s current environmental problems can be traced back to industrialization, particularly since the “great acceleration” in global economic activity since the 1950s. While this delivered impressive gains in human progress and prosperity, it has also led to unintended consequences. Issues such as climate change, unsafe levels of air pollution, depletion of forestry, fishing and freshwater stocks, toxins in rivers and soils, overflowing levels of waste on land and in oceans, and loss of biodiversity and habitats are all examples of the unintended consequences of industrialization on our global environmental commons.

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution gathers pace, innovations are becoming faster, more efficient and more widely accessible than ever before. Technology is becoming increasingly connected, and we are now seeing a convergence of the digital, physical and biological realms. Emerging technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality and artificial intelligence (AI), are enabling societal shifts as they seismically affect economies, values, identities and possibilities for future generations. (From Author)

eBook Contents

Executive summary - Our planet: The challenge and opportunity - The building blocks: Overview of blockchain and its maturity - The blockchain opportunity for our environment - Blockchain game changers for the Earth - Blockchain blockers and the unintended consequences - Conclusions and recommendations
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