Now that I am older, I lost a lot of my free time I once enjoyed as a kid. But I have something better, experience and knowhow. When I just graduated college, I couldn’t seem to get anything off the ground. It took forever to make projects. Now, the work just pours from me so easily.
Also, I think having more money helps.
It just seems like...and I may be wrong here....it used to take a lot of money to learn certain things. It seems like now the world is handed to you...as I said I am probably wrong in thinking like that.....I just wish I had the opportunities that kids these days do.
It's the schooling aspect that gets me. Now just any yahoo can make parts. I know how it can be a good thing. It's almost like why did I spend a fortune on schooling when now I can just make the stuff at home. I love the tech, but am afraid of the jobs that might be lost is all.
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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.