Tesla Derangement Syndrome

September 18th, 2014

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

In The Future, Will Only Robots Celebrate Labor Day?

August 25th, 2014

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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Ten Numbers About Our Past And Future In Space

July 22nd, 2014

On this 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 putting the first humans on the moon, ten numbers make it clear that it’s time to go to Mars . Read More

Will Home Depot, Amazon, Or Dell, Launch The 3D Printer Revolution?

July 16th, 2014

Home Depot, the planet’s dominant home improvement chain, made news this week by announcing that 3D printing machines would be for sale at a dozen of their locations.   Is this the tipping point for a manufacturing revolution?  Or is this just a PR stunt to get people into stores to buy picnic coolers, light bulbs, and hammers? Read More