The year-on-year inflation rate in the United States rose to 7% in December — two tenths higher than in November — the largest rise in 40 years. “When more money is injected into a monetary system than the system is capable of absorbing, inflation occurs, this is that simple,” our economist Santiago Niño-Becerra comments in ‘La Ventana’.
In the midst of a supply crisis, specifically that of chips, this week we learned that the Canon brand had to do without the chips that it usually incorporates in its cartridges for printers. And now he is teaching his customers how to bypass the messages that warn of the lack of parts, messages where you can see if the product is original or not. “Imagine a company that manufactures an ink with the same quality as Canon, that ink of equal purity, if Canon learns to skip the controls, we are in a dilemma,” says Santiago.
The chip shortage is also hitting the auto industry hard. And after almost a month stopped, the Seat plant in Martorell has returned to work. But the plant has reopened with only one shift on line 1, two shifts on line 2 and none on line 3. This has, however, brought two positive things: “Stocks have disappeared and the used car has skyrocketed. “.
Metaverse and food of the future at CES
The largest consumer technology fair in the world, CES, has been held in Las Vegas with many of its novelties oriented towards the metaverse and the food of the future. And with curiosities such as, for example: a stuffed animal that nibbles fingers as if it were a puppy or a kitten called Amagami Ham Ham, “to give company to the elderly, for example”; a car that changes color at the push of a button, lasers to kill mosquitoes or homemade robots that serve wine or take toilet paper to the bathroom.
Autonomous truck completes 130 kilometers
And we continue with technology because on December 22, the TuSimple company managed to get one of its trucks with automatic pilot to complete a journey of an hour and a half. He faced traffic lights, freeway entrances and exits, lane changes, and of course other trucks and cars. “It has been completely monitored, followed by helicopters, but it has circulated on a completely conventional highway. This is happening in January 2022,” says Santiago Niño.