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The 4th Industrial Revolution from an Ethical Perspective

Category: Sallux publications
ISBN: 978-94-92697-20-2
Subtitle: By Timo Plutschinski (editor).

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution ushers into a new era of artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality, how should we respond to the societal and ethical dilemmas associated with this new age of transformative scientific power? This research highlights the need for an ethical and globally shared view on how technology affects the economic, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of daily life. With thanks to the international team of experts this book is outlining consequences of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in a broad range for business and work life, for leadership, for media and communication, for churches and for personal and family life. Authors are: Prof. Dr. Jack Barentsen (USA) Andrew Bunnell (USA) Jonathan Ebsworth (United Kingdom) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Henning (Germany) Prof. Dr. Bruce A. Little (USA) Jeremy Peckham (United Kingdom) Rev. Timo Plutschinski (Germany) Sallux Publishing ISBN 978-94-92697-20-2

Authors

 

Prof. Dr. Jack Barentsen

Jack Barentsen (PhD) studied physics, philosophy and theology in the US, and served in his home country the Netherlands first as pastor and church planter. In 2001, Barentsen started teaching at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven (Belgium), focusing on leadership development in early Christianity through the lens of modern leadership theory (Emerging Leadership in the Pauline Mission, W&S 2011). He currently serves as professor and chair of the department of Practical Theology at the ETF, focusing on contemporary forms of religious leadership in multiple countries. He also holds an appointment as Extraordinary Researcher in Practical Theology at the Faculty of Theology of North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. He is married and has two daughters.

 

Andrew Bunnell

Andrew Bunnell has spent most of his life in mission work across Eurasia, Western Europe, and North America. He believes in the entrepreneurial approach to mission nd has engaged senior leaders in various initiatives across church, government, business, and international organizations. He is currently pursuing a PhD from the University of Washington, focused on the global role of religion in shaping culture and politics. Andrew is the President of Biblical Ministries Worldwide, a mission organization, based in the Atlanta area. He is married and has 3 children.

Jonathan Ebsworth

Jonathan Ebsworth is a Technology Management Consultant who has been working for businesses around the World for the last 35 years. He is an experienced program manager, enterprise architect and software engineer. Two years ago he and his wife set up their own Consulting operation, helping businesses take advantage of new technology, while putting the needs of the people using or operating those technologies at the centre of those solutions. Part of their vision for this enterprise was to find ways to ‘give back’ to society. Early in 2020, together with Professor John Wyatt, they established TechHuman.org, which provides a digital space used to consider and explore the big issues where Technology impacts our Humanity and Christian Faith. We are seeking to enable a thoughtful conversation around what it means for Christians to live well, in a Technology-rich world.

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Henning

Klaus Henning lives in Aachen and is Senior Partner at the consulting company umlaut transformation GmbH, Cologne, one of the 20 companies of the umlaut SE group, which is on the road with 5000 employees at 30 locations in 15 countries. He is member of the board of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Cybernetics at the RWTH Aachen University. His Christian roots are in the interdenominational catholic community Immanuel Ravensburg e.V. For more details see https://henning4future.com/en/klaus-henning/ .

 

Prof. Dr. Bruce A. Little

Bruce A. Little, PhD elected Professor emeritus of Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2018) where he served as full-time faculty between 2001 and 2018. He continues to serve as the director of the Francis A. Schaeffer Collection and coordinator of the Francis Schaeffer Society both at Southeastern. Since 1995, Dr. Little has lectured in universities and various other venues in America, central and eastern Europe, and Africa on Christian Philosophy,Christian Faith and culture as well as the problem of evil. He is author of several books, contributor to several volumes and research works, and author of numerous articles for academic journals.

 

Jeremy Peckham

Jeremy Peckham has spent much of his career in the field of Artificial Intelligence, and latterly, as a businessman and entrepreneur. He worked as a government scientist at the UK Royal Aircraft Establishment and later moved to Logica, an international software and systems integration company. Whilst at Logica he was Project Director of the 5 year, pan European and 20m Euro research project on Speech Understanding and Dialogue (SUNDIAL) that broke new ground in AI. He founded his first company in 1993 through a management buy-out, based on the AI technology developed at Logica, and launched a successful public offering on the London Stock Exchange in 1996. Jeremy is now a technology entrepreneur, having helped to establish several high-tech companies over the last 25 years, where he has served as founder and interim CEO, Chairman, or non-executive director. His recent book, Masters or Slaves? AI and the Future of Humanity, is published by IVP: London January 2021.

 

Rev. Timo Plutschinski (editor)

Timo Plutschinski, an evangelical theologian, is Director of the World Evangelical Alliance´s Business Coalition and member of the Wider WEA Leadership. He furthermore serves as Pastor of a Baptist Church in Hamburg and as a fellow at the Olivet Institute for Global Strategic Studies. Additionally he is partner of MIC Corporate Finances and MIC Ventures which provides, inter alia, a global M&A platform. Timo is Board member of the Christian Economic Forum and has received the „Hope and a Future Award” in 2018. Timo lives with his wife and their two daughters in Hamburg/Germany and has published 2 books in German language about “Faith in Daily Business Life” and “Political Responsibility of Christians”.