Infographic: Farms, Robots, and the Future

By the year 2050, the world will need 1.2 billion tons of food to feed everyone on earth. Much of farming involves backbreaking labor and drudgery – tasks that could be done more reliably and efficiently by robots. Can robotic machinesenable us to cut down on pesticide use, soil erosion, and seedling damage? Or will they put tens of thousands out of work? Will improvements in farming efficiency lead to a golden age where nobody on Earth worries about going hungry? Or will we end up with a permanently unemployed underclass of former farm workers?

Read the infographic and then share you opinion with us in the comments section.

Farming Infographic

Steve Hanley

Closely following the transition from internal combustion to electricity. Whether it's cars, trucks, ships, or airplanes, sustainability is the key. Please follow me on Google + and Twitter.