Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Gardening in the future

Little robot gardeners use urban space to produce food basically everywhere. Whereas humans don't have the time or patience to tend a 2' x 2' plot, the tiny, solar-powered robot gardeners have nothing but time and patience. Not only do they make food essentially limitless, they increase the number of plants everywhere so that more carbon is fixed. Only places that need to be paved are paved any more.


At 8:23 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

I like your thoughts, tempered by a few more years of age and a little bit of brilliance. I agree with you about the size of programming projects as well...your last question on that same post got me to thinking. Maybe I'll tangle with that a little bit.

At 10:08 PM, Blogger Amy O'Neill Houck said...

How do you keep the little spots free of environmental contamination if they're in the middle of busy cities?

At 1:27 PM, Blogger John Markos O'Neill said...

Amy, I guess they'd have to bring their own (composted from municipal food waste) soil.

Jonathan, thanks for the compliment, although it makes me feel old (OMG LOL). I saw some grey in my beard today.


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