The Celebration Economy Read more

The Celebration Economy

A recent misstatement of this book’s title in a public forum got me thinking. Could there be such a thing as a “celebration economy”? In a sense, it already exists. Tourism is the 6th largest industry worldwide, and tourism is often interwoven with celebration. From that standpoint, a case can be made. On the other […]

Read more

Robotic Evolution, Accelerating Automation, and Job Loss

Researchers have recently figured out how to impart hive learning capabilities to robots. It’s particularly applicable to the kinds of complex tasks that require observation, trial, error, learning and further trials. This will enable them to collectively learn, in weeks, tasks that would have individually taken the robots years. Essentially, a group of identical robots […]