The relationship between man and robots is even more important for those in industrial manufacturing to understand. This post mostly to with industrial robots
Implementing automation allows companies to be more — to be more productive, to be more globally competitive, to be more efficient. Reflecting on the history of technology and economy, we know that automation is a dynamic force in industry. Kevin Kelly predicts a future of automation that will surprise us — technology that performs jobs we never knew needed doing and that gives us opportunities we are just beginning to understand.
That may be true of making stuff, but a lot of jobs left in the world for humans are service jobs. I ask Brooks to walk with me through a local McDonald’s and point out the jobs that his kind of robots can replace. He demurs and suggests it might be 30 years before robots will cook for us. “In a fast food…
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…as long as we can make it through the next two months without US House of Rep screwing it up.
Had a great discussion with a colleague about “Hope.” He defined hope as being “earnest expectations”- as opposed to all the nebulous, touchy-feeley stuff that most people seem to think it is.
I considered what he said, and offerred, that to me, hope is more than just earnest expectations.
Hope is Positive Earnest Expectations!
Here are my 5 Positive Earnest Expectations for 2013:
Automotive market will continue to strengthen.
When I worked at a steel barmill, it was certain knowledge that automotive was the most important driver of bar steel sales. “No one would build a bar mill for steel if it wasn’t for automotive.” Said Everyone. To. The New Guy. (Me.) We see estimates of a 15 million auto sales for 2013. That may be a little high, but if housing continues to strengthen too, well, tradesmen will need pickup trucks and vans. And THAT could be a boost to…
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