It’s sim­ple right, we plant a seed, nature grows the seed, we eat the seed.

How farm­ing works (sim­pli­fied version):

That’s a fine plan unless we want to grow food more dense­ly than nature typ­i­cal­ly allows, or in a sea­son when nature isn’t so friend­ly. Or if we want to grow crops that can’t be nat­u­ral­ly grown in our spe­cif­ic loca­tion because it’s too hot, too cold, not enough rain, too much rain etc.

We can use tech­nol­o­gy to cre­ate ide­al envi­ron­ments for grow­ing crops. We can pro­vide just the right amount and col­or of light and the per­fect amount of water and nutri­ents. We can stack hydro­pon­ic plat­forms ver­ti­cal­ly in order to expo­nen­tial­ly increase the amount of food we can grow in a square foot. We can use tech­nol­o­gy to cre­ate envi­ron­ments that allow us to pro­duce food year-round.

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