With its successful space programmes, the UAE will be a big stakeholder in the development of developing countries, says Dr. Janardhan. WAM
The UAE’s space programmes, especially the successful launch of its Mars Mission, will give a fillip to Asia’s lead in the fourth Industrial revolution and make the Emirates “a big stakeholder in the development of developing countries across the globe,” a senior academic told Emirates News Agency, WAM.
“Asians are leading the race in terms of the fourth industrial revolution [4IR] in which space technology has a core role. China, India, South Korea, and Japan are at its forefront, and the UAE has joined them with its successful space programmes,” said Dr. Narayanappa Janardhan, who is a Senior Research Fellow at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy, EDA, in Abu Dhabi.
4IR is a technological revolution that merges the physical, digital and biological technologies in order to deliver unprecedented products and services in new and emerging sectors.
“The UAE will become a frontrunner among those leading Asian nations and its ‘look east policy’ will also help further develop the ties with those countries,” he added in an interview with WAM.
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