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The Fourth Revolution of Humanity Includes Everyone
- We live in the fourth age of humanity.The first phase was becoming human. The second was becoming civilised, when we created money. The third was becoming commercial, when we created banks. In this fourth age of humanity, we have turned ourselves into Digital Humans.Technology is changing the way we talk, trade and transact. We are now interfacing with technology whenever we do business, make friends, and go about our lives. What does this mean for business, banking, society and government? What does this mean for you?Digital Human explores the transformations that are sweeping through all spheres of life: the domination of global digital giants; the advent of new financial structures (FinTech); the disruption brought about by Bitcoin; the rise of robots; and the fall of banks.The book also gives the first in-depth English case-study of Ant Financial and Alipay, the largest payments processing company in the world. Soon, not only will everyone on the planet be connected digitally, they can be raised out of poverty through inclusion.We are living through the age of creating the next generation of humanity. What does the future hold?
- Chris Skinner is the bestselling author of Digital Bank and its sequel ValueWeb. He is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club and Nordic Finance Innovation, as well Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand and one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News.
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