All parties must be wiser in industrial revolution 4.0 era

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - All parties, including state apparatuses, should become more intelligent and wiser to work in a directed, united, and integrated manner in the industrial revolution 4.0 era, Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stated.

"In this era of industrial revolution 4.0, we have to become smarter and wiser in building a team. It works by having an open mind and heart as well as a strong will," Pandjaitan remarked during a conversation with newsmen after opening a seminar on "Strengthening the Capacity of Indonesian Leaders to Face the Age of Industrial Revolution 4.0" here on Monday.

He noted that in future, programs, such as training to face the era of industrial revolution 4.0, will be conducted on a more massive scale. This will not only involve the ministries/institutions but also embrace various parties, including political parties and non-governmental organizations.

"We have invited leading academics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to such a seminar that has been held in Singapore, China, and several other countries to be better prepared to face the industrial revolution 4.0 and to equate our mindset. The National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas) and the Ministry of Research and Technology are appointed as leaders in this program," Pandjaitan explained.

The minister stated that President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had also called to increase the quality of Indonesias human resources through quality education.

"President Jokowi has stated that the best Indonesian children should be sent to study at the best universities at home and abroad and after returning home from their studies, they have to know what to do next," Pandjaitan remarked.

In the meantime, Research, Technology, and Higher Education Minister Mohamad Nasir revealed that his side will reform the education system at Higher Education Institutions, which had been assessed as having shortcomings.

"We will make changes on a large scale, including the mindset about higher education, which has been confined to one campus, so that later it will open up and be able to see the world, how to progress and see what we are like. Hence, we can see what the opportunity is and continue to look forward and gauge how cohesiveness must be built together for the progress of the nation and state," Nasir explained.

The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is the 4th industrial revolution that began with the internet revolution in the 90s, which was rapidly developing, so internet is now used in all fields.

The era of Industrial Revolution 4.0 is characterized by the emergence of supercomputers, smart robots, vehicles without drivers, genetic editing, and the development of neurotechnology that allows humans to further optimize brain function.

The term 4.0 Industrial Revolution was first introduced by Germany.

Source: ANTARA News

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