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Near-zero cost labor: The disruptive economics of humanoid robots

The robots are coming, and things really are different this time. This technology is genuinely something new under the sun. But not everything about the imminent disruption of labor by humanoid robotics is novel. We’ve seen versions of this movie before. We can use the Seba Technology Disruption Framework (STDF) to predict how the story […]

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Chinese EV manufacturers shift into the passing lane

We are in the midst of a disruption in transportation that will have profound implications for the global economy, geopolitics, the environment and more. China, the world’s largest automobile producer since the late 2000s, has embraced new energy vehicles, particularly battery-electric vehicles in a way that no other country in the world has.

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100% SWB isn’t just a possibility, it’s already happening

In RethinkX’s 2020 Energy report, Rethinking Energy 2020-2030, Adam Dorr and Tony Seba wrote, “It is both physically possible and economically affordable to meet 100% of electricity demand with the combination of solar, wind, and batteries (SWB).” Despite predictable skepticism from mainstream analysts and incumbent interests, the data show that SWB has already begun to

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This time, we are the horses: the disruption of labor by humanoid robots

In the 15 years between 1907 and 19022, horses went from providing 95% of all private vehicle-miles traveled on American roads to less than 20%. In areas like New York City, which led in the adoption of automobiles, the disruption of transportation was swift and transformative – as shown in the images below. In St.

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Brighter transcript: Episode 3 – A simple 3-step recipe for success

This is a transcript of ‘Episode 3 – A simple 3-step recipe for success’ by Adam Dorr. The entire series is available on YouTube. The book on which the series is based, “Brighter: Optimism, Progress, and the Future of Environmentalism” is available on Amazon. Hi everyone, Adam Dorr from RethinkX here. Thanks for joining me.

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Brighter transcript: Episode 2 – Mistakes in conventional thinking

This is a transcript of ‘Episode 2 – Mistakes in conventional thinking’ by Adam Dorr. The entire series is available on YouTube. The book on which the series is based, “Brighter: Optimism, Progress, and the Future of Environmentalism” is available on Amazon. Hello everyone, Adam Dorr from RethinkX here. Thanks for joining me. In this

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Brighter transcript: Episode 1 – The future of the environment is brighter than you think

This is a transcript of ‘Episode 1 – The future of the environment is brighter than you think’ by Adam Dorr. The entire series is available on YouTube. The book on which the series is based, “Brighter: Optimism, Progress, and the Future of Environmentalism” is available on Amazon.   Hi everyone, Adam Dorr from RethinkX here.

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