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what most medical people (and many investors)missed was the huge PR value of the word "robot" though in fact it is more of a Waldo.

Also the da Vinci is actually better or the patient than most open surgery. It is also easier for surgeons to learn than the near equally effective laparoscopic surgery, meaning that likely a larger percentage of that first few hundred patients , the learning curve group, got better results.

Investing in it taught me to be very wary of the opinions of the most credentialed "experts" in a field. Those who do the best with the old are likely to be the first outmoded by the new.

We can sometimes see that with fields only partially disrupted. A shock absorber expert will do fine in a world of BEV, but what about fuel injector, fuel pump, camshaft, valve, automatic transmission etc etc engineers in a world of BEV? At age 50+ can the ones now in charge be re-trained? Of course they will do everything possible to resist change. The only way they can effectively resist is by slowing their present employer down. 20+ year survival of the company is not their main concern, they will be retired by then.
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