New-Era Manufacturing and the Jobs War

American success in the jobs war cannot be achieved without manufacturing — and only a small part of this new-era manufacturing will look like most of the factories we’ve known since the industrial revolution. As explained in the context of the prior trend, those who will be well paid in this emerging world will interact with technology to create “a whole that’s greater than the sum of the parts.” They will close the loop between the product and the design in order to optimize both as well as the process. What does this mean? How is it likely to evolve? What are the im.....

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