quinta-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2016

The fourth industrial revolution is the theme of the World Economic Forum which kicks off this Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland. The development phase we are going through is based on the internet, a technological medium that came to facilitate the production, but it also promises to worsen in the coming years social inequalities in the world.

Currently, the fortune of the planet's richest personalities 62 supplants the money shared by the poorest half of the entire world population. The perspetivada loss of 5 million jobs in the next 5 years will not help reduce the gap. Maybe even before the contrary.

62 people now own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population. Read more <a href="https://t.co/WkhFTtGcLr">https: //t.co/WkhFTtGcLr</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WEF16?src=hash">#WEF16</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ut8iurCUzF">pic.twitter.com/Ut8iurCUzF</a><p>â€" Oxfam (oxfamgb) 18 janeiro 2016

The batch of new media to emerge in this political scenario of prolonged crisis for the majority of the population neither seems to bring great solutions for social equilibrium, but has gained power at the expense of a speech to the masses.

"The consequence of inequality is populism of politicians like Donald Trump, in the United States; Marine Le Pen, in France; or in Hungary with Viktor Orban. And I believe will start on the left. Already we are seeing with Bernie Sanders, in the United States, and Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom, "he said in Davos Richard Edelman, ceo of namesake company specializing in public relations.

The official opening of the Forum was preceded Tuesday by Crystal awards to artists who have contributed to the improvement of the planet in tune with "the spirit of Davos", reads the official event page on the internet.

It only takes one kid to change a community forever: iamwill <a href="https://t.co/Qgf43NeZgW">https://t.co/Qgf43NeZgW</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wef?src=hash">#wef</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/crystalawards?src=hash">#crystalawards</a><p>â€" World Economic Forum (Davos) 19 janeiro 2016

The German Olafur Eliasson for social entrepreneurship, the Chinese Yao Chen for his work with refugees, the Ameri can singer Will I.Am by promoting educational opportunities and the actor Leonardo DiCaprio by climate activism were the distinguished this year in Davos.

So much can be done if we all work together: Leonardo DiCaprio https://t.co/S7rKWgYRj1 #wef #crystalawards

In the acceptance speech, DiCaprio took the opportunity to reiterate criticism against the oil industry, gas and coal by selfishness in relation to the future of the planet. "The Paris agreement was a warning but now it's up to all of us to follow up on this progress with ingenuity and dedication by the change. Together, we are fighting for the preservation of our climate in the face of an irreversible damage and devastation of unimaginable proportions, "warned the actor.

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