Category Archives: Technology

Industrial Output – The Winners and Losers

Summary Industrial Production (IP) rose for its fourth consecutive month after March and April’s sharp contraction (Chart 1) IP remains 7.6 percent below its December 2019 level (Chart 1) Durable Manufacturing output was up 0.7 percent in August, led by … Continue reading

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Mars 2020 rover: How far we’ve come – CNET

Very cool. I remember buying a computer for my loft apartment at the Archive in Greenwich Village just to watch the 1997 Mars rover, Sojourner,  land, and cruise around the Red Planet.  The brand new days of the internet and … Continue reading

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Vertical Farming – FT

By 2050 it’s estimated there’ll be over 6.5 billion people living in urban spaces, and vertical farming could play a growing role in feeding them. The farms use far less space, water, and transport than traditional methods of farming, although … Continue reading

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Intel Reports Factors Operating With > 90% On-Time Deliveries

Intel reported AH and is trading down over 5 percent on weaker than expected margin guidance, or whatever you want to assign to the price noise. The outlook, at least to us, for the semis and the electronics industry, in … Continue reading

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The Best Gear & Gadgets From CES Unveiled 2020

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Creative Destruction 3.0 Meets Roaring ’20s 2.0

Creative destruction refers to the incessant product and process innovation mechanism by which new production units replace outdated ones. It was coined by Joseph Schumpeter (1942), who considered it ‘the essential fact about capitalism’. The process of Schumpeterian creative destruction … Continue reading

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The ‘Bots Are Coming For The Priests

Good, God! A mechanical ‘priest’ has recently begun conducting Buddhist prayers in Japan. It is not the first attempt to deliver religious teachings and advice through the use of a programmed machine. And Catholic Christians may soon find spiritual advice … Continue reading

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Robots Are Coming For Steph Curry

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Is this the future of health? | The Economist

Artificial intelligence is already shaping the world, from driverless cars to dating. But according to Dr Eric Topol, a pioneer in digital medicine, perhaps its greatest impact will be on people’s health. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on … Continue reading

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Life In The “New Farm” Belt

We know the farm belt is in crisis, President Donald Trump’s trade war is magnifying some of the toughest farm conditions since the crisis that bankrupted thousands of farmers in the 1980s — and threatening a constituency crucial to his … Continue reading

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