Thursday, January 29, 2009

10 Flatteners

And Agriculture

6 comments:

Kirsten said...

My family farms and some of the technology they are coming out with is amazing. They have GPS systems that will drive your tractor through the orchard and they are now growing tree's indoors and somehow getting two crops a year out of them. My dad even has a temperature system that will call his cell phone when the temperature of the trees gets lower then a certain degree. That beats staying up all night during frost season =].

publius said...

Agriculture is going to play a huge part in the flat world. As we develop new ways to grow food in the form of plants and animals, it will affect the rest of the world’s ability to feed themselves. Consider the effect of the Green Revolution on world hunger rates, and how the next development that we have not even discovered yet will change things yet again.
-Matthew

JCampos said...

Whoa, Kirsten that is crazy! Can you imagine if could talk to farmers hundreds of years ago what they thought of our way of farming. Giving plants steriods and growing two crops with one plant!! Still amazes me! Health issues?

Kirsten said...

If we were to tell farmers that one hundred years ago they would have called us crazy. I am always amazed by how far we have come, technology wise, in the last hundred years.

Juan Carlos Farias102 said...

this wiil i affect everything and everyone, i do agree that it's cool. howerver, think of what will happen to the people.

scott said...

wow kristen your dad has a really hightech orchard. I need to tell my father about some of these technological advances.