The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 4IR conceptualizes rapid change to technology. part of this phase of industrial change is the joining of technologies like artificial intelligence, gene editing, to advanced robotics that blur the lines between the physical, digital, and biological worlds.


The phrase Fourth Industrial Revolution was first introduced by a team of scientists developing a high-tech strategy for the German government. Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), introduced the phrase to a wider audience in a 2015 article published by Foreign Affairs. "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution" was the 2016 theme of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. In The Great Reset proposal by the WEF, The Fourth Industrial Revolution is included as a strategic intelligence in the solution to rebuild the economy sustainably following the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international non-governmental and lobbying organisation. It was founded on 24 January 1971 by German engineer and economist Klaus Schwab. The foundation is mostly funded by its 1,000 member companies – typically global enterprises with more than US$5 billion in turnover – as well as public subsidies. On 10 October 2016, the WEF announced the opening of its new Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco.

According to the Transnational Institute (TNI), the Forum is planning to replace a recognised democratic model with a model where a self-selected group of "stakeholders" make decisions on behalf of the people. The think tank summarises that we are increasingly entering a world where gatherings such as Davos are "a silent global coup d'état" to capture governance.

“I have to say, when I mention now names, like Mrs. (Angela) Merkel and even Vladimir Putin, and so on, they all have been Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.”. But what we are very proud of now is the young generation like Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau ... We penetrate the cabinet. So yesterday I was at a reception for Prime Minister Trudeau and I know that half of his cabinet, or even more than half of his cabinet, are actually Young Global Leaders.

Mislav Kolakušić is a Croatian lawyer and politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament for Croatia since 2 July 2019, having been elected to the position at the 2019 election as an Independent. Previously, he served as a judge at the Zagreb Commercial Court. In March 2022, Kolakušić gave a speech at the European Parliament criticizing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's response to protests against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, saying that Canada once stood for civil rights but now resembled more like a "dictatorship of the worst kind".

Kolakušić made several strong statements to Euro Weekly News, speaking out against the EU's purchase of enough vials of the Pfizer vaccine to inoculate every member of the EU 10 times over (4.5 billion vials / 450 million citizens). He further criticized the lack of disclosure of vaccine ingredients, saying..."no one in the world, except maybe 2 or 3 people, knows what it contains," calling it "the biggest corruption scandal in the history of mankind.".

In a 2023 World Economic Forum discussion on containing the next major viral disease outbreak, former prime minister Tony Blair said all countries need “proper digital infrastructure” to identify who has received vaccines. Blair has long called for the deployment of tech to record vaccine statuses worldwide. In the World Economic Forum panel, Blair also discussed "vaccine inequity", which has seen much higher vaccination rates in rich countries.

In a 2021 article on “how to vaccinate the whole world”, Blair said “systematisation of all the information involved in the vaccine rollout will provide vital data” and “allow governments to focus accurately [on] the deployment of vaccines and track progress”.

Klaus Schwab

Klaus "Martin" Schwab is a German engineer, economist and founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He has acted as the WEF's chairman since founding the organisation in 1971. Schwabs parents had moved from Switzerland to Germany during the Third Reich in order for his father to assume the role of director at Escher Wyss AG. Schwab was raised Catholic.

As ambassador for the University and Lithuania, Professor Schwab, who has extensively studied the concept of the fourth industrial revolution said:

“Usually the fourth industrial revolution is characterised as the fight between robots and humans. We will win this fight if we remember our roots and these aspects which make us human. One of those aspects is creativity, which I saw in the University today”

Bill Gates

In 2019, two years before the COVID19 pandemic, Gates gave the following talk about Gene Editing through mRNA Vaccines and how the rollout, through incredible collaboration [inciting mass fear to drive an agenda forward], will have to go to seven billion people.