August 26, 2012

MORE MANUFACTURING, FEWER JOBS:

I Made the Robot Do It (Thomas L. Friedman, 8/25/12, NY Times)

Rethink's goal is simple: that its cheap, easy-to-use, safe robot will be to industrial robots what the personal computer was to the mainframe computer, or the iPhone was to the traditional phone. That is, it will bring robots to the small business and even home and enable people to write apps for them the way they do with PCs and iPhones -- to make your robot conduct an orchestra, clean the house or, most important, do multiple tasks for small manufacturers, who could not afford big traditional robots, thus speeding innovation and enabling more manufacturing in America.

We have a redistribution question, not an employment crisis.

Posted by at August 26, 2012 9:25 AM
  

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