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QOTD: The Robots Are Coming, Err, Here

Robots Are Taking Over Oil Rigs – Bloomberg  –Automation means wells need only five workers, down from 20 …Rigs have gotten so much more efficient that the shale industry can use about half as many as it did at the … Continue reading

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Robots Rising – MIT Tech Review

Nice graphic from MIT Technology Review. click to enlarge and for better resolution (click here if graphic is not observable)

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Robots, Immigrants from the future – Economist

ROBOTS are having their moment. Today they can jump, walk, speak and run. But they’re at their best when collaborating, soothing the elderly or even making art – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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New roles for technology: Rise of the robots – Economist

Great cover story and special report in the new Economist on a topic we have been all over.  See here, here, and here.  Make sure you at least catch the cover story. Money quotes from the Economist article: …The biggest … Continue reading

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The Robots Are Here!

“…robots now poses the central economic dilemma of the Obama era” …In their book, Brynjolfsson and McAfee cite a meeting between Henry Ford and Walter Reuther, the union leader. Pointing at his new robots, Mr Ford says, “How will you … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: Are Robots Hurting Job Growth?

In case you missed last night’s 60 Minutes.   Take the 13 minutes to view this fascinating piece about how technological advances, especially robotics, are changing the workplace and is causing unemployment. We’ve wrtitten and posted many times on how technology … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Thinking: Earthworm Robots

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein. The boys and girls at MIT, Harvard, and Seoul National University  are keeping busy.  This is truly amazing.   Here’s to imagination getting you from … Continue reading

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The Gold-Bond Correlation And Other Macro Observations

We have posted several pieces over this year noting the high correlation of gold and 10-year bond futures. See here, here and here. Here is how the gold ETF (GLD) and the Treasury ETF (TLT) have moved together over various … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Robotic Police Force

Wow!  When is the last time you met a cop that spoke nine languages? Robocop On Wednesday, May 24, Dubai will launch a new police robot that marks the first phase of the integration of robots into the police force. … Continue reading

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Why Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Did an About-Face on Trump – Bloomberg

Feb.01 — Billionaire Ray Dalio, who in November was bullish on the incoming president’s ability to stimulate the economy, is now saying he’s more concerned that the damaging effects of Trump’s populist policies may overwhelm the benefits of his pro-business … Continue reading

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