The 5th Wave/Tomorrow Age Theory International Conference

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Applied Research International Research Conference on the 5th Wave Theory (Doost, 2010)


In 2010, Prof. Dr. Hamid Doost Mohammadian wrote about tomorrow’s crises and shock, and introduced the 5th wave/tomorrow’s age theory, in this theory we have three factors: knowledge, technology and business (KTB) and based on the 5th wave theory since 100 years ago the business and economic revolution is happened and developed but we are not prepared for tomorrow’s crises! we have to prepare ourselves to forecast, prevention and face tomorrow’s crises/shock, we are passing today and need infrastructure of edge of tomorrow!

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The 5th wave/tomorrow age theory is about proceeding of future of I4.0 (I5.0) as a symbol for west, Society 5.0 (Society 6.0) as a symbol for non-west and edge of tomorrow that has been invented and introduced by Prof. Dr. Hamid Doost Mohammadian for the first time in 2010 and had been evaluated, improved and published between 2017-2019.

Based on this theory, education, has a very important vital role to reach social responsibility, CSR strategies, and environmentally friendly could improve quality of livability and life based on 7PS model to reach sustainable development.

Generally, the 5th wave or tomorrow age theory is a tool to achieve one of the seven pillars, such as educational sustainability; that is a path to deal with today’s challenges and tomorrow’s crises as well as maintain the world for future. These theory can be as a readiness for sustainability with seven pillars with a focus on education and academic aspect based on being educational focus and get ready for the academic society and innovative ecosystems in the world beyond global tomorrow’s crises such as contagion of Covid19 to make the word as a better place for living. Therefore, this theory is a way to create modern business which could deal with future concerns through HR competencies, implementing, developing, and applying future of high 4.0 technologies like IoT and IoT-Education.

The concept considers the 5th wave/tomorrow age theory (by Doost Mohammadian, H.), which is about readiness to change into the new age we are just entering. Interestingly, it forecasted a crisis, and we are presently inside the COVID-19 crisis. The aim of this theory is to study “Today’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s Cities: Hybrid Views and Theories”.

The theory also aims to cover the impact of future of 4.0 technologies on tomorrow’s cities, including the large-scale deployment of IoT, the employment of big data and machine learning for tomorrow’s cities forecasting, the use of cloud platforms for the control of smart cities, and the new cyber-risks for this sector. Cities’ economies have changed from an urban economy to a data and urban economy, leading to the concept of “Tomorrow’s Cities in Society 6.0”.

The 5th wave theory concentrates on the readiness to change into the new age that we are just entering. Within this project, the applicant aims to implement readiness strategies and design a future scenario to apply these theories and evaluate the results to design empirical investigation from my theoretical approaches (cf. on 5th wave theory). This theory is designed to: (1) forecast; (2) prevent; and (3) face the post-sustainability impact of today’s social challenges and tomorrow’s urbans shocks using (a) open innovation, (b) implementation, (c) development, and (d) application of these technologies to provide a blue-green sustainability and digital readiness and recovery strategies with the CSR 1.0 and CSR 2.0 approaches (e.g., for the Urban 6.0, SME 5.0 in Industry 5.0, and the super-intelligent society entitled Society 6.0).

In getting the world back on its feet, with environmental responsibility, social cohesion, and economic efficiency for investments, cohesion is crucial to ensure a balanced recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and make sure that no one is left behind. With the REACT-EU initiative, we want to extend the crisis response and repair measures to the most affected sectors and regions. Specifically, this initiative will help us to: (1) reinforce the health care system; (2) support affected citizens by creating jobs for them; (3) enhance basic services for citizens; and (4) make the world economies more resilient and sustainable.

’’The 5th Wave/Tomorrow Age Theory’’ having passed the first four different waves/ages, businesses developed the ability to influence and improve technologies, economy, IT, IoT, etc. However, in the seventies, IT and IoT had already begun to influence, change, and improve education, training, business, as well as our lives. This was the beginning of the 3rd wave. By 2006, IoT became a major tool for virtual learning systems and, subsequently, introduced a new wave of technological educational sustainability named the 4th wave. This theory is about the future of I4.0 and Society 5.0 (I5.0 and Society 6.0) and the edge of tomorrow.

The 5th wave theory forecasted a crisis at the edge of tomorrow, which has led to the creation of communities, societies, cities, and businesses founded on high technologies, IoT, and on appropriate business strategies concerned with sustainability which can create new concepts and new businesses, societies, and cities which are capable of tackling future concerns. These are commonly known as “Tomorrow’s Society and Business” and “Super-Intelligent Society”, and they function in a super-intelligent business environment.

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Das FHM-Team

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Hamid Doost Mohammadian

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Hamid Doost Mohammadian

Forschung & Entwicklung
International Management