Ethan Explains Robotic Drone Delivery

Ethan Explains Robotic Drone Delivery

Are you ready to have robotic drones flying and buzzing overhead, freeing up our streets, so we can have rapid and efficient delivery? We know Amazon and Google have been working on this for awhile now.

And beating them to the punch is Domino’s Pizza in New Zealand who demonstrated a drone delivering pizza. They plan to begin service before the end of this year! How about that, hot and fresh pizza dropping down from the sky? Sounds like the weather forecast is cloudy with a chance of pizza.

Are you ready for our robotic overlords to descend from the skies while pushing out low-skill workers in the name of efficiency and cost-effectiveness?

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Ethan Explains Smart Thermal Solar

Ethan Explains Smart Thermal Solar

With all of the talk about how climate change is dire and deadly while President Obama just declared it as, “one of the most urgent challenges of our time.” According to the president and others it is climate change and not terrorism, poisons killing us and bees, or other host of things actually killing us today. What intelligent and simple solutions are being pushed? None, of course.

The smartest and oldest of all is passive or active thermal solar. Did you know that almost anywhere in the United States (or world for that matter) you can install a simple rooftop system for generating most or all of your hot water from the sun, this includes heating your pool in addition to showering, dish washing, and laundry. Further, these systems can be inexpensive to install, like $300-$1000.

Politicians don’t like simple, economical energy efficient solutions because they can’t talk about all the jobs they created or get new billionaires to fund their campaigns through their crony capitalistic ways.

Take a look at some of the these simple Do It Yourself (DIY) solutions and learn more from the Department of Energy:

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Science Fiction Future is Now

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The world is about to dramatically change, disrupting massive sets of industries, because science fiction is about to become real. Are you ready?

The Motorola flip phone and the Apple iPad are basically devices dreamt of and put on screen in Star Trek.

I’ve been talking about three dimensional (3D) printers for a couple of years and how they are going to dramatically alter manufacturing, shipping, and pollution as you won’t need to buy an item manufactured inexpensively in China, shipped across the Pacific Ocean in giant polluting freighters, transported to a brick and mortar facility or retailer, and then your house. Soon, you’ll see a new toy for your child, or doorknob for your front door, pay for the plan, and then print it at home. This will change our economy in massive ways.

Virtual Reality (VR) has been discussed for a very long time. It has always been clunky, causing some people dizziness and sickness, and for others a difficulty balancing after taking off the headsets. Further, little of what I’ve seen from VR has been beyond games, pornography, and travel immersion, all of which might have entertainment or minimal educational value.

Now, Google has released Tilt Brush. This appears to be an amazingly disruptive, creative technology. In the video below, you can see people painting and creating in a virtual 3D space with materials that simply are not available in our real world. Stunning!

Here is where I think it goes, though. This tool becomes the basis for adding tremendous value or even revolutionizing civil engineering, architecture, and other industries that now rely on Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology. A designer could build a building in that Tilt Brush space, and if properly programmed, can test their ideas out for seismic, strength, and other engineering issues before even presenting the concept to another person.

Finally, I can see how the home 3D printer gets a new source of ideas for printing. Any idea I might have for a residential or commercial purpose I could create out of materials available for the printer, design the idea in the Tilt Brush VR space, and then print the final item out on my 3D printer.

Science fiction is about to become real.

Ethan Explains Darwin Award Selfies 5/12/16

 

So many additions for the Darwin Award list as selfie deaths in 2016 are well ahead of 2015’s pace. Put your phone down and look around!

From the CBS News article on selfie deaths:

Last year, more people died from selfies than shark attacks. And many more have been injured by taking their own picture.
Deaths have been caused by distracted photo-takers falling off cliffs, crashing cars, being hit by trains and shooting themselves while posing with guns.

Apparently, guns don't kill people -- selfies do.

Things have gotten so bad that Mumbai has outlawed selfies after 19 deaths in India. Pamplona officials have banned them during the annual Running of the Bulls.

And New York just became the first state to ix-nay "tiger selfies," for obvious reasons.

Tune in to KGO 810 today from noon to 2pm Pacific Time AM 810 – www.kgoraKGO810dio.com , I’ll interview Ewan McGregor about his new film and speak with Judy Joo, Iron Chef and Korean food restauranteur.

Ethan Explains Apple’s Drop 4/27/16

Apple announced their first drop in sales since 2003 and revenue fell 13%. Why does this happen and who will be the tech visionary in Silicon Valley to replace Steve Jobs?

From Fortune:

Along with confirming a widely predicted decline in iPhones sales during the first three months of the year, Apple on Tuesday reported its first drop in quarterly revenue on an annual basis since 2003. But the whole point of quarterly earnings is to glean information we didn’t already know.

So here are a few pieces of new information that are worth pondering as investors try to decide whether the most valuable U.S. public company is headed for a torturous decline or about to emerge triumphant again.

CEO Tim Cook didn’t sound worried on the company’s call with analysts. “The future of Apple is very bright,” he said while alluding to exciting but unspecified new products.
In recent years, most of Apple’s sales growth has come from China, but that engine too has greatly slowed. Apple said its China sales shrunk by more than a quarter to $12.5 billion. The rate of growth had already slipped to 14% last quarter’s from jumps of 99%, 112%, and 71% in the three prior quarter. Further, the challenges are increasing after China forced Apple to shut downits iBooks store and iTunes movie service last week after just six months in operation, reducing the appeal of the iOS ecosystem there.

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Ethan Explains ObamaCare UnitedHealth 4/19/16

The topic today is the reality of ObamaCare exchanges with the news the UnitedHealth Group is pulling out of several states and Aetna announcing they are losing money on these plans. I have a solution and it doesn’t involve a 2,000+ page bill that Congress doesn’t read read before passing (remember that Nancy Pelosi said they had to pass PPACA so they could understand what was in it, thanks to our Congress being parasites on the backside of lobbyists!)

From The Washington Post:

“UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurer, said that in 2017 it will exit most of the 34 states where it offers plans on the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges in an earnings call.”

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Fox Business Network Stuart Varney appearance December 23 2015

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I had the honor and pleasure of joining Stuart Varney’s Varney & Co. show on Fox Business Network, Wednesday, December 23, 2015.

I discussed Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon natural gas leak near the Porter Ranch development and the missing environmental guru Governor Jerry Brown. The story has been on-going since the leak started on October 23rd, at one of the largest natural gas reservoirs in the western United States. SoCalGas estimates the relief well will not be complete for another 3 to 4 months and in the meantime, the equivalent of an extra 7,000 cars have been put on the road in relation to the greenhouse gas emissions.

Shocking Surprise About Apple’s Solar Farm

Apple announced back in February its intent to spend $850 million on a solar farm in far southeastern Monterey County in California. I visited the site to share some stunning news about the plan and why it doesn’t solve any actual problems. Watch this video and see what the problem is with Apple’s solar farm and what we really should be doing.

And while I was driving the backroads of southeastern Monterey county, California, I was struck by the rugged beauty of the hills and had a nice visit with a couple of antelope.

Pronghorn antelope alongside Cholame Valley Rd
Pronghorn antelope alongside Cholame Valley Rd

And this is the nearby high power transmission lines connecting Paso Robles with the Central Valley, crossing Cholame Valley Rd near San Miguel, California.

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Appearance on Rick Amato Show May 8 2015 UK NSA UN US Citizenship

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I had a great time with an appearance on The Rick Amato Show Friday, May 8, 2015. We discussed the UK Elections, more people renting wealth gap widens, NSA surveillance violates the Patriot Act, journalists prevented from UN PEN event, people giving up US citizenship, off-duty officer bites man’s groin. Let me know your comments below!

Guest Hosting The Nationally Televised Rick Amato Show

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I had the privilege of guest hosting the Rick Amato Show on the One America News Network Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific. My guests were Barry Nussbaum, President of the Israel Group,  we discussed a rocket fired at Israel from Gaza, the Iran deal and $50 billion payoff, and the Temple Mount Sifting Project. Post your comments below and share it with your friends!

I presented the Mamaluke of the Day, and then interview Mireya Solis, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

The third segment I interviewed Cabot Phillips, Campus Correspondent with CampusReform.org. We discussed students at the University of Washington saying they will vote for Hillary Clinton simply because of her gender. Plus UT Dallas didn’t allow a conservative campus group to speak with other students while on campus.

And the Grassroots Citizens Panel featuring Michelle Moons, Breitbart.com investigative reporter, Shawn Steel, Republican National Committeeman from California, and Manuel Avitia, public defender in southern California. We discussed the President’s drone war and the President backing away from the word “genocide” regarding the Turkish genocide of Armenians 100 years ago.

The GRCP discussed the Hillary Clinton Foundation scandal affecting her chances or not, and why are Americans so bad at saving money?

We discussed the new discovery of magma in the Yellowstone super volcano, Americans rank 15th in the world for happiness according to a recent survey, and a lightning round of Presidential picks.