“Social and Political Challenges in Industrial Revolution 4.0”



Social and political changes to the fourth industrial revolution is a difficult condition to be avoided by a community or society in this world. Besides being possible to characterize by the digitalization, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, these disruptive changes will be obviously seen in robotics, 3D-Printers, nanotechnology and biotechnology, etc. This is not only about technological changes but also how deep and fast the changes will be developed. They will be disruptive because of the integration of knowledge and scientific disciplines. Environmental Informatics is a result of a new ecosystem created by the impact of the Artificial Intelligence. Therefore, the Government should provide access to technology in order to have more citizens enjoying the benefits of the new technological standard and the global society.

Related to the term, the information society is a society that sees that the production, consumption and distribution of information is an inherent part of all socio-economic activities. Even information can also be stated as part of “capital” in the form of information commodification process. In shorts, almost all socio-economic activities are based on information assisted by information technology. Therefore, information and communication technology is a constitutive element in an information society as expressed by the phrase “information is the lifeblood that sustains political, social and business decision”.

Today, more than 30% people in the world use social media services to communicate and find information in the world. Many innovations have been innovated and can create true global changes. They bring access to products and services to entirely new markets. They also give people opportunities to learn and earn in new ways, and they give people new identities as they see potential for themselves that wasn’t previously available.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, finally, will change not only what we do but also who we are. It will affect our identity and all the issues associated with it: our sense of privacy, our notions of ownership, our consumption patterns, the time we devote to work and leisure, and how we develop our careers, cultivate our skills, meet people, and nurture relationships.” —Klaus Schwab, The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Based on these reasons, the Faculty of Law, Social, and Political Science (FHISIP) University Terbuka intends to organize an International Seminar as together as launching of the book with the theme “Social and Political Challenges in Industrial Revolution 4.0”.


The aims of this event are:

  • To build society and policy makers’ awareness of industrial revolution 4.0 and the importance of the utilization of communication and technology.
  • To obtain some inputs from society in an effort to face social and political changes to use the communication and technology wisely in the era of industrial revolution 4.0.
  • To provide opportunities for academics, practitioners, researchers, and students from various knowledges to share their research and ideas through seminar panels and peer reviewed publications.