Stocker, the proof that the sort of statements you are making are meaningless, lies in today's 5% drop.
My wise mother-in-law said that the stockmarket was like a flock of old hens, apt to fly into a senseless panic at the drop of a hat.
Respectfully, they need to invest in R&D so they have a chance at being competitive.
As it is they are doing dismally.
If both companies hold fast and ndonesia doesn't nationalize the mines..then the country will have to fold to economic pressures....if
How old are you? That's a childish posting.
If you have an aggressive prostate cancer, ( and there's a good chance you will if you live long enough) you are on your way to impotence if you don't have it removed. Fair chance if it spreads you will win hormone suppression therapy to slow it down, so you will lose the inclination to screw anyway.
Your odds of coming away functional are better with the ISRG surgery if you have a good surgeon. Blood loss, scarring and hospital stay while recovering are markedly less.
Prostate surgery is only 1 of many procedures the machine is superior at.
It's reasonable to assume that it will continue to improve at a brisk rate.
Competition is hot on their heels. If they don't keep making major R&D investments ,then they won't be competitive in short order.
A year or 2 more in becoming cash flow neutral is less important than maintaining superior technology and becoming the dominant player.
Us straights have a poor record and have little to be all that proud of.
Check out the divorce rate and the proliferation of poverty stricken single mothers for example.
They are. That's true no matter how it's done. Old time open surgery has similar error rates and much longer recovery times and blood loss.
As the imaging improves, the robotic surgery will be better odds.
I'm sorry you lost your mom...terrible thing.
Still, If you check the numbers you'll see that the same thing happens with laproscopic as well as open surgery.
Doctors are human and make mistakes sometimes...That's the reality of it.
They've saved my life a couple of times and very nearly killed me 3 times.
It's a surgeon that controls the machine and most of the mistakes have been human error, robot or not.
Eventually, more of the surgerys will be controlled by the robots themselves,
and the error rate will fall.