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Mining in the fourth industrial revolution

I was recently chatting to the chief executive of a major mining company about the programmes he was introducing to deal with what one might suggest is an unprecedented level of flux in the industry, largely brought on by rapidly changing technologies.

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The failure of Luddites to embrace technology was understandable but their protestations did little to protect their futures

He referred to this change as the Fourth Industrial Revolution; a term that immediately fascinated me.
 
I bit my tongue at the time, nodding earnestly, as I carri...