Thursday, January 5, 2012

Motley Fool Names Robotics as 1 of the 5 Biggest Tech Trends of the Next 5 Years

If you're looking for one of the hottest areas of the future to invest your money, time, and energy, the legendary Motley Fool website says Robotics is one of the Top 5!

Here's a Brief Excerpt:

The War on Terror is increasingly fought with drone strikes, which have become so prevalent in the American arsenal that they have their own lobbying group. There are more than six million iRobot (Nasdaq: IRBT ) house-cleaning bots scuttling about the world's living rooms. Rosey (the Jetson's robot maid) it ain't, but robotics development has been accelerating, and five years is a long time for technology.

Google has self-driving cars and Sergey Brin-bots. Military development has often been a springboard to civilian use -- think nuclear power plants and ARPANET -- and Google's cars are already street-legal in Nevada. The first systems you'll notice are freight deliveries made without people and multifunctional cleaning solutions for businesses. The next decade won't be a good one for the humble truck driver or the hardworking dishwasher, and will start to very visibly highlight the fact that we may not need as many humans to keep the economy going as we used to.

Read the rest of the article here:

The 5 Biggest Tech Trends of the Next 5 Years