Adviser to the Director General of the Analytical Center Yuri Ammosov believes that manufacturing will return back to its homeland - Europe and North America, at a one step distance from the final consumer. But manufacturing will leave Asia– de-industrialization will take its place.
What does the second industrialization mean: manufacturing will return back to Europe and North America
According to expert, this is nothing but the effects of “mobility of things”, which is discussed in a separate chapter of the report “Four mobilities: challenge to the world and Russia for 2015-2030 years”, presented by the Analytical Center at the 11th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum. It analyzes the long-term global innovation trends: mobility of labor, capital mobility, mobility of things, and mobility of education - factors that, according to the authors, can revolutionary change the future in the medium term.
“Mobility of things” - it is an opportunity to radically change the production of goods and move it very close to the consumer. 3D-printing and robotics make this mobility possible. Yuri Ammosov is convinced that if the rate of improvements in technology will remain the same, in a few years, 3D-printing will be able to create quality and complex objects made of any materials in any combination and at prices close to the prices of modern manufacturing. “Since that moment, a lot of very interesting changes, which we have called the second industrialization, will begin” - said the expert.
Learn more about the role of Russia in the new “three-dimensional” world - in the article “When and why the second industrialization will happen” posted on Slon.ru.