Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0: comparative views




Industry 4.0; Society 5.0; Automation; Comparation; Technology.


Organizations have been introduced to a new form of productive organization, called Industry 4.0, with the promise of integrating their processes, high customization, high production and reduced production costs. Based on the concepts of Industry 4.0, several variations emerged, such as Logistics 4.0, Health 4.0, and Agriculture 4.0. However, it was in Japan that the idea Society 5.0 emerged, which promises the application of all aspects of the fourth revolution and its consequences in a fully autonomous society. The present work compares Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0 in relation to origin, structuring elements and use of technology. The methodology used was a bibliographical research. The result presents a list of 10 characteristics that compare the year of creation of the concept, country of origin, motivating need, level of urgency, focus, scope of application, use of technology, degree of use of artificial intelligence, fundamental elements and developments from the concept. Contributions to the practice are based on the establishment of differences that can contribute so that strategists, investors and production managers can understand the differences and envision a near future.

Author Biographies

Irapuan Glória Júnior, University Paulista

Graduated in Systems Analysis (USF), postgraduate in Internet Consulting (FASP), MBA in Marketing Administration (UniSantanna), Master in Project Management Administration (UniNove), Ph.D. and post-doctorate in Production Engineering (UNIP). In the academic environment, he is a postgraduate professor at SENAC (MBA in Project Management) and UNIP (MBA in Information Security) and an undergraduate professor at the Faculty of Technology (FATEC) and at Universidade Paulista (UNIP). He acts as Coordinator of the Information Security Course at Fatec Santana de Parnaíba. He is a speaker on new methods for developing commercial systems and Digital Games using the Canvas approach, Industry 4.0 and Scrum. He has experience in project management, working mainly on the following topics: IT project management, fourth industrial revolution, IT project risks, systems integration and stakeholders.

João Gilberto Mendes dos Reis, University Paulista

Degree in Logistics Technology with emphasis on Transport at the East Zone Technology Faculty - Centro Paula Souza (2005), Master in Production Engineering at Paulista University (2008) and PhD in Production Engineering at Paulista University (2011). He has a postdoctoral internship at Universidade Paulista (2014) and Universidade do Porto (2016). He has experience in Production Engineering and Logistics, working in several companies in the transport and logistics sector. Coordinator of Grupo Pesquisa RESUP has developed several researches and works on transport, supply networks and quality in several industrial and agro-industrial chains


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How to Cite

GLÓRIA JÚNIOR, I.; REIS, J. G. M. dos. Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0: comparative views. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 11, p. e23101119192, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i11.19192. Disponível em: Acesso em: 25 sep. 2022.



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