21 June 2019 – Not much was said at the Sona speech of Ramaphosa in parliament – a waste of money, time and energy. No plans of actions were given about the corruption and crime in the country, that were created by the ANC rulers and revolution since 1994. That included the ARMS deals, the Locomotives, the Zuma-Guptas, Textbooks, Schools, e-Toll, Eskom, Minerals, etc.
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DREAMS OF THE SONA
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Ramaphosa wants to build a whole new city – on an island or perhaps in a cave?
If you were glued to the screen watching Cyril Ramaphosa deliver his second SONA speech of 2019, you would have been rewarded for your interest shortly after 20:00 – the president decided to announce that he wants South Africa to build “a new city” during the next 25 years of democracy.
With nothing mentioned about SABC, SAA or any particular analysis on how land expropriation without compensation would work, Cyril’s segue into his own imagination was pretty off-the-wall. Yet it was completely on script, judging by the document he had prepared:
“We have not built a new city in 25 years of democracy. Around 70% of South Africans are going to be living in urban areas by 2030. The cities of Johannesburg, Tshwane, Cape Town and Ethekwini are running out of space to accommodate all those who throng to the cities.”
“I dream of a South Africa where the first entirely new city built in the democratic era rises… Has the time not arrived for us to be bold and reach beyond ourselves and do what may seem impossible?”
A new city for South Africa? Not everyone agrees with you, Cyril Ramaphosa
Julius Malema is not impressed. He has poured scorn on the plans. He was perplexed by talk of a new city, and instead suggested he improves the quality of life in already-existing metropolises. However, Patricia de Lille remains much more optimistic – which you’d come to expect from the Minister of Infrastructure and Public Works.
“We must stop squeezing people in between the mountain and the sea”, de Lille told the media on Thursday night. She claims that plans to build a new city are entirely manageable, and it would be formed in the same way Canberra, Australia was. The purpose-built city has only existed since the mid-1900s.
Is it really a city? or something else?
AN OTHER SIDE OF THIS “DREAM”
Has the time not arrived to build a new smart city founded on the technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution?
I would like to invite South Africans to begin imagining this prospect.”
The Fourth Industrial Revolution can be described as the advent of “cyber-physical systems” involving entirely new capabilities for people and machines. While these capabilities are reliant on the technologies and infrastructure of the Third Industrial Revolution, the Fourth Industrial Revolution represents entirely new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies and even our human bodies.
Examples include genome editing, new forms of machine intelligence, breakthrough materials and approaches to governance that rely on cryptographic methods such as the blockchain.
While the fact that we are still at the beginning of this revolution means that it is impossible to know the precise impact on different groups, there are three big areas of concern: inequality, security and identity.
The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production.
Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.
Already, artificial intelligence is all around us, from self-driving cars and drones to virtual assistants and software that translate or invest. Impressive progress has been made in AI in recent years, driven by exponential increases in computing power and by the availability of vast amounts of data, from software used to discover new drugs to algorithms used to predict our cultural interests. Digital fabrication technologies, meanwhile, are interacting with the biological world on a daily basis. Engineers, designers, and architects are combining computational design, additive manufacturing, materials engineering, and synthetic biology to pioneer a symbiosis between microorganisms, our bodies, the products we consume, and even the buildings we inhabit.
Previous industrial revolutions liberated humankind from animal power, made mass production possible and brought digital capabilities to billions of people. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is, however, fundamentally different. It is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is being driven by a staggering range of new technologies that are blurring the boundaries between people, the internet and the physical world. It’s a convergence of the digital, physical and biological spheres.
Only a tiny fraction of the world’s GDP (around 0.025%) is currently held on blockchain, the shared database technology where transactions in digital currencies such as the Bitcoin are made.
But this could be about to change, as banks, insurers and companies race to work out how they can use the technology to cut costs. A blockchain is essentially a network of computers that must all approve a transaction before it can be verified and recorded. Using cryptography to keep transactions secure, the technology provides a decentralized digital ledger that anyone on the network can see. Before blockchain, we relied on trusted institution such as a bank to act as a middleman. Now the blockchain can act as that trusted authority on every type of transaction involving value including money, goods and property. The uses of blockchain technology are endless. Some expect that in less than 10 years it will be used to collect taxes. It will make it easier for immigrants to send money back to countries where access to financial institutions is limited. And financial fraud will be significantly reduced, as every transaction will be recorded and distributed on a public ledger, which will be accessible by anyone who has an internet connection.