Society 5.0: Aiming for a New Human-Centered Society

Looking back on human history, we can define different stages of societies. Society 1.0 is defined as groups of people hunting and gathering in harmonious coexistence with nature; Society 2.0 formed groups based on agricultural cultivation, increasing organization and nation-building; Society 3.0 is a society that promotes industrialization through industrial revolution, making mass production possible; and Society 4.0 is an information society that realizes increased added-value by connecting intangible assets as information networks. In this evolution, Society 5.0 is an information society built upon Society 4.0, aiming for a prosperous human-centered society.