FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: THE LEADERSHIP DILEMMA by Prof Dzulkifli Abdul Razak
Delaila Abdullah et. al. in reviewing the concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Malaysian government's initiatives to promote it among youth (Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Special Issues, December 2017*) raised some pertinent questions. These include the level of readiness "to live and breathe 4IR." Or the level of comfort having robots to do "the house chores"; and the availability of resources to support such lifestyle as Malaysia approaches the high-income status by 2020. According to the researchers,"the answers lies in how effective the Government program (sic) is in educating the public on the importance of accepting the Fourth Industrial Reviolution as the way forward."
Indeed, these are among the many issues discussed in this volume. It is intended to open an even wider scope and perspective in deliberating on the options to arrive at some meaningful desicions. In this way, the hope is to create more in-depth discourses at least at the leadership position so that deeper understanding will be facilitated. In so doing an appropriate balance can be more forthcoming in deciding on a highly complex issue.