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PC Computers With Features You Don’t Need

Written by Gary North on January 7, 2015

New PC computers offer features that businesses will not buy for employees. In a world where businesses will not upgrade from Windows 7 to 8.1 — why should they? — who is going to use precious business resources to buy these for employees in cubicles? Depth-sensing cameras, for example, are popping up in high-end desktops […]

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“Dr. Gort Will See You Now.”

Posted on December 16, 2014

. . . look at the future of the general practitioner of medicine. This is considered the epitome of the high-skilled, secure, remunerative job. Four years of college! Four years of medical school! Internship! Residency! Government-protected cartel membership! And yet, this profession is going the way of the dodo bird. To understand why, the first […]

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Apple Computer’s Origin — Not in a Garage

Posted on December 5, 2014

The long believed fact that Apple was made in a garage, is a myth says the co-founder of the tech giant, Steve Wozniak. He reveals that it was in fact made in his HP office. . . . In an interview with the Bloomberg Businessweek, to a question about the legendary garage, Wozniak said, “The […]

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China’s Communist Regime vs. the Hackers

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2014

In an article about the Chinese government’s massive firewall to restrict social media in China, the following statistic was reported: there are 1.4 billion Chinese, and 632 million of them are online. I would not place too much credence in the specificity of these figures, but the general estimates are probably correct. Something in the […]

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Hacked, Cracked, and Shelacked: U.S. Weapons Systems

Written by Gary North on November 15, 2014

It is not just Target that got hacked. This appears in The Washington Post. Designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry. Among more than two dozen major weapons […]

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FedGov’s Computer Security Is Compromised

Posted on November 10, 2014

At a time when intelligence officials say cybersecurity now trumps terrorism as the No. 1 threat to the U.S. — and when breaches at businesses such as Home Depot and Target focus attention on data security — the federal government isn’t required to publicize its own brushes with data loss. Last month, a breach of […]

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Prosthetic Hand for $500 in 40 Hours: 3-D Printing

Posted on October 30, 2014

From The Telegraph  ******************************************************* A man who was born without his right hand has been fitted with a bionic one by a scientist who scanned his left hand and then made another with a 3D printer. Daniel Melville, 23, contacted Joel Gibbard after seeing his appeal for funding help to develop affordable robotic hands. He […]

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Robot Salesmen in Japan in 2015

Written by Gary North on October 30, 2014

The Nestle company plans to introduce 1,000 humanoid robots next year. They will sell coffee makers in retail stores. Think of how we enjoy being put on hold, caught in voice trees. Think of this experience in a retail store. I think the novelty of this will wear off soon. What will a humanoid do […]

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Why Robots and Software Will Not Take Over the World

Written by Gary North on October 27, 2014

There is fear that computerization will produce mass unemployment over the next 30 years. The computers will do the work of hundreds of millions of workers, leaving no jobs for these displaced workers. One implication is this, we are told: the federal government will have to put them on welfare. Otherwise, they will starve. They […]

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