”People are bad at predicting developments in technology because we find it hard to see beyond the world we live in.”
The technology sector is an inescapably huge investment opportunity for both corporate America and Wall Street. It is the largest single segment of the market, eclipsing all others (including the financial sector and the industrials sector). More than anything, technology companies are associated with innovation and invention. Some of the glorious features are return to home, auto take off, sense and avoid, follow me etc.
The products and services are disseminated throughout the economy; there is no sector of the modern economy that technology does not touch and that does not rely upon the technology sector to improve quality, productivity, and/or profitability.
Notable for its rampant competition and rapid obsolescence cycles, the technology sector ensures winners and losers do not necessarily maintain those positions for long. The dynamism and impressive growth make technology a must-consider sector for virtually every equity investor.
Ever since the Jetsons cartoon introduced the robotic housekeeper in the 60s, people have been predicting that robotics will be the next big thing; Rethink Robotics.
The robot revolution is here – and it’s creating serious money-making opportunities for savvy investors.
Innovations like driverless cars, micro drones, and robotic surgical arms are already disrupting how we live our lives. And this is just the beginning. The market for robots and artificial intelligence is poised to soar, Bank of America Merrill Lynch estimates.
“The pace of disruptive technological innovation has gone from linear to parabolic,” the Wall Street bank wrote in a recent report.
Perhaps the current wave of robotics is less of a revolution and more of a steady integration of robots into the workplace.
“A $15 billion industry in 2010, it’s expected to spike up to $67B by 2025.”
By the 15th of October 2015, The Robot Report had already recorded 37 equity fundings and 25 acquisitions of robotic companies since January. Over the last few years we’ve seen Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon getting firmly behind the “robotics revolution”. Collaborative robot companies are getting loads of attention and this month we’ve even seen governments getting in on the act.
The International Federation of Robotics forecasts that, by 2018, industrial robotics will grow by 15%, professional service robotics by 11%, and personal service robotics by 35%.
It’s pretty easy to calculate the Return on Investment when you’re buying a robot. In fact, in manufacturing you’re probably losing money if you don’t have one.
These high-tech companies have the capability to convert money invested into seriously big numbers. After all the underlying principle exists, “Technology never sleeps, never needs food, and doesn’t make random errors”.
Source : http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2014/07/the-beautiful-side-of-uavs.html