Is this agriculture robot stealing farmer jobs?

Now the robots are taking over our farms:

Sweeper is an autonomous bot that detects and harvests mature sweet peppers. Developed to give Europe a leading edge in agricultural robotics, the bot is considered a first-gen “greenhouse harvesting robot.” Sweeper is built on an autonomous moving platform and uses a robotic arm with plenty of sensors to manipulate crops. The bot can maneuver its way autonomously through the crop until it detects a mature pepper. It can scan the bottoms of the veggies to determine the maturity of the peppers. Once it selects a mature pepper, sweeper approaches it and a cutting tool is deployed to harvest it.

A lot of people complain that robots are killing jobs. But does someone REALLY enjoy picking peppers all day long?

Are these 3D printers accidentally filling our lungs with toxic fumes?

Now it appears those plastic-forming 3D printers are putting our health at risk…

According to this Gizmodo article:

“Ultrafine particles are very fine particles that are less than 0.1 micron (100 nanometers) in diameter,” said Black. “More than 90 percent of the particles we found emitting from 3D printers were in the nanoparticle range. These small particles, when inhaled, can reach the deepest part of the lungs, where they can enter tissues and cells, and can lead to cardiovascular and pulmonary effects in humans.”

Most people here in the States are getting sicker and sicker by the minute. It is a miracle that we are still alive. Heating plastic has nasty side effects. It creates all sorts of health issues. I applaud those who have the courage to write articles like this.

How to make money with webinars

Frank Kern is one of the best marketers I have ever stumbled upon.

And he is a magician, too. He is like the Derren Brown of direct marketing.

Because in the first half of this video, he gives us a webinar. But in the second half, he reveals how he used the same marketing tactics on us within the webinar.

Every business owner should watch this webinar video:

Can this egg predict a women’s expected lifespan?

I just listened to this technical, yet fascinating podcast with “rockstar” genetic professional David Sinclair.

It is super technical and long. But there were 2 nuggets worth digesting:

1) A woman’s fertility predicts her expected lifespan. So a woman producing eggs into her late 40s can be expected to live longer than a similar woman who no longer produces eggs at age 25.

2) Down Syndrome is most often caused by damaged DNA in a woman… not a man.

Interesting.

Check out this surprising iPad Pro durability test – wow!

I am typing this at the Apple Store. Because I am checking out the new iPad Pro that was made available yesterday.

And as most of the reviews confirm, this is an amazing tablet. And that is great for me, because I continue to put my entire online business into the iOS ecosystem.

But:

Apple’s obsession with thinness is bad news for us in the case of a drop – check out this video:

Of course, Apple sells a smart keyboard to both protect their iPad (and offer us an external keyboard). But I tested it out, and I do not like it. Apple continues to put out crappy keyboards. Even worse, Apple’s smart keyboard is so EXPENSIVE – costing us $179.00 to $199.00.

Instead, I recommend buying one of these protective iPad cases: order this for the 12.9″ size OR order this for the 11″ size. (Note: these iPad cases are expensive, but they are the best I have ever tested.)

And I LOVE this cheap, Logitech Bluetooth external keyboard – I have been using it for years to connect to any of my tablets – even my iPhone and MacBook Pro.