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Amira Hass: Why Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent is still relevant
There is an exquisite and oft-quoted moment in an interview between BBC journalist Andrew Marr and Noam Chomsky in which Marr asks: "How can you know that I'm self-censoring?".
"I'm not saying you're self censoring.
There is no unifying metric for quantifying growth, or technological progress, in additive manufacturing. The best alternative is to look at trends and data to give us insights into the near future.
There is no doubting the transformative effects of technological advancements on businesses. The main developments that affect manufacturing are the Internet of Things (IoT), which describes the way objects use the internet to communicate, and artificial intelligence (AI) programs, which compiles massive amounts of data for intelligent machine learning.
As 2018 comes to a close, the manufacturing sector appears poised for continued change. Driven by the promise of greater profitability and competitiveness, manufacturers will continue to progress toward digital transformation, including connected environments that provide greater control and visibility, and forgoing antiquated processes in favor of automation and efficiency.
Leading industry analysis firm SmarTech Publishing, which specializes in additive manufacturing markets, has published its year-end additive manufacturing market review in a report called 2019 Additive Manufacturing Market Outlook and Summary of Opportunities. The report offers a summary and forecast of the total additive manufacturing industry for 2018 through 2027.