Here’s what’s interesting about that: In December, a similar survey showed that just 40% of Americans thought it was better to let the auto companies fail.
It’s not surprising that the tide is turning against GM and Chrysler. Even those of us who have argued on behalf of Detroit are starting to wonder. Sure, we recognize the staggering ripple effects of an auto industry collapse. But now - as Detroit puts its hand out again just three months after its first request - Americans are growing leery. Fifty-seven percent of those polled by Rasmussen believe that GM and Chrysler will go out of business in the next few years, anyway.
What do you think? Are GM and Chrysler destined for scrap heap, no matter what we do? Or should we reach for our wallets again?
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.