es in the Larry Elliot writes in the Guardian about the Fourth Industrial Revolution being debated at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF). This is the revolution being enacted by automation, AI and machine learning, something I wrote about last time in my review of Olle Häggström’s book Here Be Dragons. Another influential commentator to write on this recently is Martin Wolf . One theme common to both is the potential disruptive effects on whole economies and societies, especially in the west. I hope to return to this in the next few posts.