This week: robots, apples and Apple, when living the good life on Instagram turns into real work, and an industry where analogue still beats digital. Sandra Peter (Sydney Business Insights) and Kai Riemer (Digital Disruption Research Group) meet once a week to put their own spin on news that is impacting the future of business in The Future, This Week.

 

The stories this week:

The apple(s) harvesting robot

That solo travel blogger? She just wants a vacation

The return of the mechanical watch

 

Other stories we bring up:

This robot punches weeds

A robot to do something that’s neither difficult nor sexy: move potted plants around

Apple’s $1 billion manufacturing promise

More robots means fewer jobs, here is the data 

#VANLIFE

Short documentary by the Atlantic on Foster Huntington 

The cult of authenticity

 

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