Every country in the world in this century will face an industrial revolution that will bring countries to compete with each other, in the era of revolution this time will focus on the reliability of information and communication technology. We stand at the edge of a technological revolution that will fundamentally change the way we live, work and relate to one another. In scale, scope, and complexity, transformation will not be like anything previously experienced by humans. We do not yet know how this will be revealed, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of global governance, from the public and private sectors to academics and civil society.
“Indonesia has been entering the new era of Industry 4.0 which marked by the increasing connectivity, interaction, as well as more convergent people, machines and other resources as the result of information and communication technology advancement,” said the Indonesian Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto at the Socialization of Implementation Roadmap for Industry 4.0 in Jakarta. Airlangga further explained the first generation of the industrial revolution is characterized by the use of steam engines to replace human and animal power. The second generation is distinguished by the application of mass production concept and the beginning of electric power utilization. The third generation is marked by the use of automation technology in industrial activities.
Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto (2018) said ”The industrial revolution we cannot avoid. To deal with it, we already have a roadmap that is integrated in developing our manufacturing industry in the future and has a clear direction”
This means that machines will operate independently, or cooperate with humans in creating a customer-oriented production field that constantly works on maintaining itself. The machine rather becomes an independent entity that is able to collect data, analyze it, and advise upon it.
Many people of Indonesia said that Indonesia is not yet ready to face the industrial revolution 4.0 with reason because the facilities and technology are not yet adequate, but I think Indonesia is precisely is ready is evidenced by the many youth who understand in information and communication technology as well as investment in universities, technology assets to confront the industrial revolution this time, the most important thing to do in the face of the industrial revolution this time is by way of setting up and directing human resources wisely. The problem in Indonesia as long as it is a lot of young people are engaged in the world of technology but they do not showing properly. For example many of the Graduates in the school of technology and computer technology degree even after graduation they only work as staff-staff in companies that are not even engaged in information technology. Then other problems that must be repaired immediately is the use of a technology that has not yet spread evenly throughout Indonesia, even in the center of still a lot of areas that are still using paper in its logging system. Then aside from two last issues is about the large number of consumers in Indonesia who still prefer foreign products than domestic products that resulted in the latest technological developments in Indonesia.
The Government, therefore, according to the head of the industry’s research and Development Agency of the Ministry of industry of the Government of Indonesia has launched a Road Map to Making Indonesia 4.0 as a strategy and clear direction in readiness for entering and implement industry 4.0 in this country. The aspirations contained in the Road Map Making Indonesia 4.0 is the target of Indonesia to be part of the 10 world’s largest economy by the year 2030.
In summary, The industrial revolution must remain we face due to the industrial revolution is the event to show the quality of our nation to other Nations and to improve the economy of our country. To do now is prepare:
– Hard skills was the understanding of science, technology, and technical skills that related to their field. Meanwhile,
– Soft skills is a person’s skills in communicating with others (interpersonal skills) and personal manner. The fourth point was for the coach who should own the official certification, and also the guest coach from the industry.
From my perspective Indonesia has been very ready to face the industrial revolution 4.0 because the Government has made a lot of strategies to be able to compete in the industrial revolution this time. The youth also holds the much needed role. Therefore, we as the youth should help and support what the Government plan and has been working on during this time. It is time we showed to the world that our country is able to compete and became one of the industrial centers in the world.