Radio controlled farm will appear in the future



Gregory Benford : science fiction author and astrophysicist
Tomorrow’s farmer, if a diorama at the New York World’s Fair prophesies are right, will be rather a radio navigator and dispatcher than a tiller of the soil. The diorama depicts the farm engineer seated in his glass-enclosed radio tower, manipulating switches that transmit radio signals to the robot machines that sow and cultivate, irrigate, harvest, sort and can, freeze and pack the crop, all by remote control.


GREGORY BENFORD, Popular Mechanics, (2012), "The Future That Never Was: Pictures from the Past', [online], Available: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/future-that-never-was-next-gen-tech-concepts?click=main_sr#slide-1


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