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Re: Garden Tech

Postby tronagirl » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:11 am

panamint_patty: That's what I'd call the ultimate in indoor gardening. It would be especially great to have an apparatus like that up in Canada where the winters are dark and cold. Fresh homegrown veggies in the middle of winters would be wonderful, especially up there. But even down here it would be kind of cool as long as it doesn't take a lot of power. At one thousand bucks, I'm not rushing out to get one, but if they put together a DIY kit for say 250 bucks maybe.
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Re: Garden Tech

Postby wildrose » Sat May 12, 2018 10:32 am

Robotic Farming of the Future
This type of technology could solve a lot of problems all at once, some of them technical and some of them social.
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Re: Garden Tech

Postby tronagirl » Mon May 14, 2018 6:16 am

wildrose: You're right. Robotic farming would eliminate the need for people to pick fruits and vegetables. That would mean there would be no need for illegal immigrants to work in the fields. Maybe then all this crap about being a sanctuary state would go away and we could return to sensible immigration policy.
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Re: Garden Tech

Postby surfsteve » Mon May 14, 2018 9:29 am

I've heard that migrant workers make upwards of a hundred dollars a day. I think it's become a myth that only migrant workers want those jobs.

Robotic farming is kind of scary. If the robots do everything, including farming what need will there even be for people? We will have all become obsolete as we are well on our way to becoming, with our only purpose being to play video games on our cell phones. Maybe some day robots will take that over too.
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Re: Garden Tech

Postby wildrose » Tue May 15, 2018 6:18 am

surfsteve: For a long time robots will be used for mindless, repetitive tasks. Performing tasks like that doesn't exactly fill me with a sense of purpose. By freeing people up from such tasks people will be able to do more creative and meaningful things. Of course, it could be that it's best to keep some people busy with mindless tasks. After all, too much creativity could be a bad thing. Too much time could lead people into all sorts of mischief. Like most technological advances it will probably enhance the lives of some and harm the lives of others.
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Re: Garden Tech

Postby surfsteve » Tue May 15, 2018 8:28 am

When it comes to computers the old saying used to be garbage in garbage out.

But when it comes to gardening it's more like: garbage in compost out.

Not sure what that has to do with robotic gardening but seeing this thread made me think of it...
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