It's hard to imagine that our government was going to close down our businesses, schools, and places of worship. Our recent pandemic lockdown has brought humanity to a place that is only repeating history from the past three industrial revolutions. Our world is entering its fourth technological era. Welcome to our next chance to use our new tools to move humanity forward.
The mission of Virtual Reality for Main Street is to ensure that our community and city governments remain relevant in our changing world. We accept the mantel of using our new immersive tool (VR) for the good of everyone.
1760 to 1840. Our First Industrial Revolution was humanity's first global technological revolution. During this time, the world was experiencing an unprecedented rise in population. Consequently, humanity met its challenges by unleashing a tsunami of innovation that changed the world. During this time, the world moved from an agrarian society into industrial nations of Europe and North America (source)
1870 to 1914 (Start of WWI). Our Second Industrial Revolution was a period of rapid standardization and industrialization throughout the world. (source)
Klaus Schwab in his groundbreaking book called Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution has called our new era the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution.' Our new era will move humanity forward by providing us with a new set of tools. We've been here before. We're only repeating history.