Author(s): Khalid Rasheed Memon,Say Keat Ooi
The buzz word, "Industrial Revolution 4.0," has acquired immense popularity among research scholars these days. Several papers have been published on the optimistic side of the subject under various headings such as cyber-physical systems, the internet of things, smart technology and the digitalization of industrial manufacturing, etc. However, scarcely have researchers touched the negative or dark side of such a drastic technological paradigm shift, leaving a huge gap in the knowledge body. As a result, very little is understood about the negative effects of the industrial revolution 4.0. Our article highlights the potential disadvantages/negative effects of the industrial revolution 4.0, so that researchers and professionals can proactively prepare and devise measures that recommend the regulatory system or control-mechanism required to prevent significant expected fatalities in the future. Our research presents responsible research and innovation as a solution for the management of IR 4.0 disasters.