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Sugar Daddy Science & the Food Computer

Postby TheVat on September 18th, 2019, 5:17 pm 

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Re: Sugar Daddy Science & the Food Computer

Postby Serpent on September 18th, 2019, 10:07 pm 

What's wrong with normal hydroponics? What's wrong with employing people, instead of computers, in food-production? My [ordinary, manually-serviced] kale grows faster than we can eat it! I just don't get the obsession with bigger/faster=better.
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Re: Sugar Daddy Science & the Food Computer

Postby zetreque on September 19th, 2019, 9:24 am 

Serpent » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:07 pm wrote:What's wrong with normal hydroponics? What's wrong with employing people, instead of computers, in food-production? My [ordinary, manually-serviced] kale grows faster than we can eat it! I just don't get the obsession with bigger/faster=better.




because they are human and humans are on a path of self obsoletion and self destruction ;)
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Re: Sugar Daddy Science & the Food Computer

Postby TheVat on September 19th, 2019, 10:05 am 

Serpent » September 18th, 2019, 7:07 pm wrote:What's wrong with normal hydroponics? What's wrong with employing people, instead of computers, in food-production? My [ordinary, manually-serviced] kale grows faster than we can eat it! I just don't get the obsession with bigger/faster=better.


And the point is that this food computer didn't even work and required putting in purchased plants to make it look like it did. It was fake science, something flashy to keep their billionaire donor happy.
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Re: Sugar Daddy Science & the Food Computer

Postby Serpent on September 19th, 2019, 3:46 pm 

Thing is, computer-controlled growing systems have been around for years. They come in all sizes from apartment to huge commercial operations, soil, substrate or hydroponic, tiered and vertical, for vegetables, herbs, microgreens, flowers and pot.
https://cloudponics.com/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Smart-Hydroponic-Modular-System/
http://www.climatecontrol.com/blog/automate-marijuana-greenhouse-cannabis-facility/
https://autogrow.com/our-products-solutions/hydroponics-substrates
this one's from 2012
https://newatlas.com/urban-cultivator-computer-controlled-hydroponics/21272/
The only thing they haven't been doing for years, and can't do, is quadruple a plant's growth-rate.
They'll just have to wait for replicators.
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