Friday, September 2, 2016

Even the Very Real Skill of a Farmer....


...Might be rendered to nothing more than software. As such, the saddest thing here would be that, as we continue with our obsolete economic operating system, those folks who continue with generations of tradition in growing food, not only for a living, but as a way of life, will find themselves at the mercy of an ever increasing competitive disadvantage; something already at work as farming turns into big, agri-conglomerates. The factory mentality will prevail, only in this case the factory floor will be multi thousand acre tributes to single crop efficiency, and chemical dependency.

Self-driving tractors promise to get themselves to work, plow without complaint