INDUSTRY 5.0 — from virtual to physical

Michael Rada
2 min readJan 21, 2018

The very first article describing mindset of INDUSTRY 5.0. Published on December 1st 2015 on LINKEDIN blog.

There is lot of discussions and topics related to INDUSTRY 4.0. Almost every single business conference does touch the topic and every business leader say “WE ARE ON BOARD”

When I listen to those, it seems to me that the real life will disappear and change to virtual one because every one speaks about “SMART, INTERNET OF THINGS, DATA, DATA PROTECTION, DATA STORAGE, …” and many more.

Because all machines and products will communicate, control and interact with each other, it sounds to me that the bottle neck named HUMAN can be eliminated.

There are many trials to clone animals. First flowers get “electronics support” already. Growing is the number of human cloning trials (of course with the aim to help in medicine), but in my whole life I have not noticed trials to find a way how to feed people and animals and nature with digits “1” and “0” which are behind all virtual worlds

Due to this issue I have decided myself that INDUSTRY 4.0 has to be outrun by INDUSTRY 5.0 and because there is none, I have to build it from scratch. I name it INDUSTRIAL UPCYCLING and the tools and environment of this industry is not virtual but PHYSICAL.

The tools are the hands, hammers, cutters, saws, as well as computers, 3D scanners and printers and much more, but with one significant difference — we use these tools as tools, do not give them the function and brain to WORK FOR US, but WORK WITH US.

One hand is strong, two hands are stronger and more skillful. People have variable abilities so as industries and INDUSTRIAL UPCYCLING break down the borders of isolation and setup physical chain of physical work which connect and support all, not just one.

INDUSTRIAL UPCYCLING is new industry and the only one which does not harm the environment, does not take the work and reason to live from people, but deliver it to them and utilize the best in every human being to contribute to the development.

I hope this short introduction help to understand why 5.0 is needed to be developed, for only this industry will be able to feed not only the virtual bank accounts but stomach, head and soul, which all remains forgotten in INDUSTRY 4.0.




Michael Rada

I am HUMAN. This is the only title you can find after 30 years in business on my business card. Since 2013 I build wasteless world. I am founder of INDUSTRY 5.0