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Which Technologies Are Most and Least Likely to Change Manufacturing?

Whether you’re watching Shark Tank or reading a crowdfunding campaign, the term “revolutionary” gets tossed around quite a bit. I like Peter Drucker’s definition of revolutionary: the true revolution is when technology or processes from a totally different sector overturn a market, such as genetics upending medicine or the internet altering everything from social interactions to looking up information.

There are four technologies often cited as certain to dramatically alter manufacturing: the Internet of Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence and 3D printing.

5 Pros, 7 Cons, and 2 Questions For Information Appliances

Pros: * If you would have trouble typing something, whether due to a disability like Parkinson’s or simply busy at that home, you can still make queries or place orders.

* Visually impaired? Access to information and services is readily available to you.

* You get directions in a readily understood manner without taking your eyes off the road or the cook pot.

The Ethics of Sex Bots

Let’s be honest – when the world’s first sexbot brothels are opening in Europe, we need to discuss the ethics of it…

The Growing Hidden Market for Information Appliances

Bringing in information appliances like Alexa and Siri costs you your privacy. They’ll monitor and record everything you say, parsing it for key terms to be used in advertising. However, I can’t say they aren’t for everyone. I’m going to ignore those who want to live in a networked home because it feels like the future has arrived and focus on those that are the best (or worst) case scenario.