Industrial Revolution History

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Executive Summary Brief history: There are three main Industrial Revolutions namely the first Industrial Revolution, the Technological Revolution and the Digital Revolution. The fourth one is known as Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0: Industry 4.0 is the integration of the physical systems that are found in industry and incorporating it or them with the internet, this is also known as Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). CPS: CPS is the physical world fusing with the internet or the virtual world, which makes the system accessible almost anywhere on the planet or anywhere that you can access the internet. CPS Influences: Cps influences most of the civilized world namely: transport, agriculture, process control, energy, health care and robotics. In each…show more content…
The past three Industrial Revolutions are as follows: The First Industrial Revolution improved the efficiency of the industrial processing through hydro-power, thus lead to the increased use of steam power and the development of machine tools in furtherance of the industries. The Second Industrial Revolution is also known as the Technology Revolution. This revolution prominently used the advancement in accessibility of electricity to improve mass production, thereby making assembly lines more efficient. The Third Industrial Revolution is also known as the Digital Revolution, this is also the most recent revolution. It is based on rapid automation using electronics that are used to improve the efficiency of the production lines through information technology (I.T.). Figure 1: Timeline of the industrial revolution. Industry…show more content…
It promotes the efficiency, flexibility, functionality, self-sufficiency and safety of the industrial revolution. CPS can be used in many dimensions of industry, such as unmanned aerial vehicles for search and rescue. It will also be a huge improvement in medical advancements as the ability of a surgeon to perform a surgery from another continent rather than having to be in the actual theatre, thereby reducing the risk of infections and quicker healing as the surgery will be more efficient and less
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