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The laying on of scorn

Dan Crawford notes Paul Krugman’s change of heart on the increasing importance of automated systems, in particular robotics: In the past discussions at Angry Bear on the impacts automation might have on our lives, and the economics involved, gathered comments such as “You are a neo luddite”. As if widespread use of automated systems was […]

Paul Krugman changes his mind on impacts of automation

In the past discussions at Angry Bear on the impacts automation might have on our lives, and the economics ¬† involved, ¬†gathered comments such as “You are a neo luddite”. As if widespread use of automated systems was automatically good for us overall because we would have access to ‘more higher wage and higher skilled […]

Reality going to the Dogs

This one is for those concerned about how we spend our tax dollars. It is a robotics project funded by the pentagon performed by Boston Dynamics called the BigDog. I’m not going to comment because I can think of many positives as in the moon shot program and transitors and I can think of many […]