Vertical Farming is an idea that rather than growing our food on land that takes up so much space around the world, we can grow our food in towers. This would be accomplished through the use of artificial environments that would mimic the optimal environments needed for many fruits, veggies and grains to grow. Changing the world’s agricultural practices from land farming to vertical farming would make a huge impact on many of the problems that plague the world.
Vertical farming would take up much less space than conventional farming. This will mean that we will be able to grow much more food. This will also save us from continuing to destroy land through modern day agricultural practices that include the use of so many chemicals.
The fact that we will be able to grow much more food would help the issue of the growing human population. We do not need to worry about whether or not there will be enough food for a few billion more people. It will also help solve world hunger. To be fair we could solve world hunger right now. Unfortunately, many countries are very wasteful. However, vertical farming would produce so much more food that there will certainly be more than plenty to feed the many nutritionally deficient populations of the world. The mass production would make prices go down for a lot of food as well.
Vertical farming would provide the optimal environment for many foods to grow. This would mean that we could have all different types of fruits and veggies in their optimal form all year round. We will not have to wait for certain foods to be in season because the artificial environments would make them always be in season. There would also be no need for pesticides because there would be no bugs or animals to deter.
Vertical farming would be revolutionary. It would make a positive impact in so many ways. It would help combat land destruction and climate change. It would help provide food for many starving populations and the growing human population. It would make prices go down. It would make all fruits and veggies in season all year round. It would even eliminate the need for pesticides. It would even make cities more self sustainable because the city can grow all the food it needs for its’ population. It would not need to import from other places. Vertical farming is the farming of the future. The quicker it is implemented the quicker we will see the positive impacts it will have around the world.
On today’s episode of the DailyThinkers podcast, Marty and Richard talk about the idea of a technocracy. What is it? Should we use it, and is it viable for the United States? Is technocracy a good thing or a bad thing?
Imagine a government where we aren’t focused on defending ourselves, building walls, or trying to please everyone. The country that you live in has advanced technology such as flying cars or even space travel. This is the idea behind a ‘Technocracy’. For those of you who don’t know a technocracy is a government that focuses on the advancement of technology within the country. This will involve taking problems such as world hunger or clean energy and focuses most of the government funds on that area of the government. This turns around the current ideas of republicans which involves a very army heavy government or the ideas of democrats which involve helping all people in every situation or country possiblem. Lets see how this technocracy would work in todays situation.
As I said before a technocracy would focus on solving problems with a majority of the money going into these technologies that would solve the problems. If we were to take a majority of funding away from defense and the army this could cause a major problem. Since we are one of the biggest markets and have one of the biggest armies in the world, if we were to become defenseless we would look like a open vault with no security. This would definitely cause other countries to have ideas to invade us. This is probably one of the biggest problems we have if we wanted to fund more money is technologies and sciences.
Another big problem that has to do with a majority of Americans is social service such as food stamps, social security, and even EBT cards. If we were to take away funding from this many Americans would probably not be able to survive. This could hopefully be fixed if technology becomes so advanced that prices drop since the cost of farming crops and manufacturing clothing will drop drastically. The hope is that computer’s and technology will help solve most of the jobs that can be done and making it extremely efficient. Then from there prices will be dirt cheap or even free hopefully at some point.
Unfortunately the idea of having a government system like this is also bad for work. People would lose their jobs to machines. This wouldn’t be just a few jobs, it would probably be all jobs! Why need accountants if people do need to make a profit. Why need farmers if it is ran by machines. Why need engineers when computers build, manufacture, and sooner or later drive the car. The idea of a technocracy is also to simplify everything to the point were hopefully all humans can live in a state of harmony without having to worry where they are gonna sleep, eat, or drink.
To sum up the idea of a technocracy is basically viewing the idea of our future, but at a quicker rate. This is what we all look forward to as the end goal. That no one has to worry about how they are going to survive, and that the simple jobs are done automatically without any human interaction. The real question is that would a forced technocracy work within the United States today?