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Mar 12, 2014

Robotic tech in Massachusetts the whir heard round the world

A new breed of tech entrepreneurs is not just changing the way technology works -- they are changing our politics, economics and the entire shape of things to come.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

Boston, Cambridge, Gloucester, Springfield, Worcester — across Massachusetts, the English place names scatter like snow, reeling off along rail lines. Homesick pilgrims naming a landscape, landing, then starving, helped by the locals, then killing them and spreading westwards.

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  1. JamesH

    For another interesting take on how Massachussetts & Cambridge etc are being reshaped by the new technical revolution, check out “The People’s Republic of Zuckerstan” by John Summers on The Baffler: http://www.thebaffler.com/past/peoples_republic_of_zuckerstan
    He is less hopeful than Guy that the technical and political revolutions will support each other.

  2. paddy

    This single article, is worth a year’s subscription to Crikey.
    Thanks for it putting down in words that are such a blast to read Guy.

  3. Danno of Arabia

    Guy Rundle + 3D Printing + Aquaponics = Bang On The Money!
    This article will be referenced in the future, mark my words.

  4. Kfix

    Not behind a paywall it won’t, Danno. Unless Crikey sets these free after a while? That would be nice. But I’m subscribing for this stuff, and it’s worth it. Great piece Guy.

  5. zut alors

    Keep feeding us more of this, Guy. Not only is it engaging but it’s a timely distraction from the woes here in Oz.

  6. Gavin Moodie

    Most articles cited by scholars are behind paywalls far more expensive than Crikey. A bigger obstacle to this or indeed any other Crikey article being cited is the difficulty of finding articles published by Crikey. I have tried searching Crikey and using its subject keywords a few times, but basically in my experience an article is lost if I can’t find it in a recent edition.

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