Diesseits der Dematerialisierung
Der Ressourcenbedarf der Industrie 4.0
Resource demands of Industry 4.0. In contrast to promises of dematerialization and resource efficiency, digitalized production – also known as Industry 4.0 – and the technologies required for this digitalization will create specific raw material demands. The article introduces the dominant discourses of Industry 4.0 and points out the interlinkages between new technologies, increasing raw materials demands and the social and ecological consequences of mining, particularly in the Gloal South. Furthermore, it demands a democratic and globally just resource politics.