A Four-Step Energy Strategy For Our Time

September 23rd, 2014 – Articles

RealClearPolitics   It's a sign of the times: The Islamic State is getting millions in oil revenues. According to one news organization, the terror group is even recruiting petroleum engineers. And farther north, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko secured a promise from the White House last week for the U.S. to join in a review of his country's Russian energy entanglements. Meanwhile, North Dakota's shale fields just passed 1 million barrels per day of production, a milestone only three fields in the U.S. have reached. For context, only ten shale fields have reached it in world history .   Read More

Tesla Derangement Syndrome

September 18th, 2014 – Forbes Columns

The Tesla is no mere car.  It is a movement.  One prominent investment analyst told me he was subjected to a — to use the indelicate Scottish phrase – ‘shite’-storm the likes of which he’d never experienced when he’d issued an unenthusiastic analysis of Tesla. Read More

The Data Are Clear: Robots Do Not Create Unemployment

September 2nd, 2014 – Articles

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first electronic thinking machine that displaced knowledge workers. In February 1944, Britain's Colossus, the world's first computer, started to ‘think' and successfully automate human mental labor. By the summer of 1944 there were three such machines hard at work. The rest, as they say, is history. Read More

In The Future, Will Only Robots Celebrate Labor Day?

August 25th, 2014 – Forbes Columns

Just in time for Labor Day, in the thick of the restaurant-heavy summer season, the New York Times reported: “Restaurant industry experts are predicting that the fast food business will undergo a technological revolution in the next few years that will place increasing numbers of robots and other labor-saving devices in the kitchens.”

That story ran on August 24, 1988....

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