Since 2014 alone, 14 tech or tech-related companies opened offices within a quarter-mile radius of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. And all told, 26 such companies inhabit that roughly 16-block cluster.
I still believe my decade-old vision is sturdy and world-changing, because even the best computers and algorithms are still able to answer only about 60 percent of the random questions asked by on-the-go people, doing real life.
Automated trucks initially will have drivers on board in case something goes wrong, a similar model to the one employed by airlines (pilots’ role in the cockpit is mostly precautionary since planes can run on autopilot).
The arched steel trusses enabled the roof to cover a couple of acres without the need for beams, providing the vast and wide open spaces inside that would give the gazillion visitors to come in future years the sensation they had wandered into something that was part-gymnasium, part-national park.
Indiana inventors secured 30 percent more patents in 2015 than they did four years earlier.
And at more than 2,000, last year’s number is double the patents granted to Hoosiers in 2008, a low point for patents in the past two decades.