Since Germany called out "Industry 4.0", the related issues have quickly fermented around the world. U.S. government immediately put forward the "Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Program (AMP)" focusing on emerging technologies that can be quickly commercialized. Government R&D facilities are shared to promote industry one-stop collaborative R&D capabilities, reducing the risks of commercialization.
The world is poised to change forever with the implementation of fifth-generation connectivity for data networks across the world. 5G has been promised to be the savior to any connectivity problems we've had in the past and it's also been highlighted as a path towards a fully wireless future.
Advanced manufacturing is the use of innovative technologies to improve products or production processes. Related technologies are called "advanced", "innovative" or "frontier". Advanced manufacturing technology is gradually maturing, integrating innovative technology into products and manufacturing processes to enhance competitiveness and increase value.