Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Rise of the Machines


A link to this showed up in Drudge this morning.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/robot-revolution-sweeps-chinas-factory-floors-33968122

The other day I was in a industrial automation firm that a friend owns.  He was showing off his newest toys in his shop located in the north side of Metro Manila.

He also was showing off not one new warehouse under construction but 2 that were going up.  Not bad for a guy who started out with nothing but an idea just 6 years ago.

He had on his desk a little controller he was experimenting with that cost a mere $13 and replaced a controller that cost $1000 only a few years ago.

The thing is, that these new machines, should they make the effort to learn; will enable even someone on a McDonalds wage to build their own factory.  

The owner of the shop also showed me a robotic arm he was developing that he asked me to make some parts for.  It will cost a few thousand dollars and have capability of a machine that cost 30,000 dollars just a few years ago.

The future is here.  Take charge of your destiny.  The education is free.

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