The Trickle-Down Technology of America's Cup

Software titan Larry Ellison’s decision to race the 34th America’s Cup on high-speed 72-foot catamarans, which are harder to build and sail than keelboats, has been criticized for pushing the competition too far beyond traditional sailing and pricing out non-billionaires.
But this is the America’s Cup, Silicon Valley’s style — it’s all about technology, ideas and information — and advances made in preparation for the races are already being felt in television, …

Powered by WPeMatico

This entry was posted in Science. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.