The Bits and Bytes of Futuristic Farming

Urban farming utopias have been envisioned for decades—feed our urban dwellers by growing food vertically close to the people who eat it, a solution that can reduce transportation costs, save energy, and save water. Using a sensor-controlled hydroponic and aeroponic agricultural system, the Open Agriculture team at MIT’s Media Lab think they have the methodology to create an urban farm system that can one day be replicated all over the world—and potentially inspire a billion new urban farmers. Will data-driven precision agriculture change how, and potentially where, farmers farm?

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: Green Technology

A panel of corporate leaders in a variety of industries will discuss energy consumption and sustainability strategies,... See more
With a focus on consumers, maybe the newest players in the energy market will guide us all to maximizing our energy... See more
This session will showcase a perspective on global warming’s impact on the environment and projected future... See more
How Do We Finance Energy Projects for the Future?  See more
The United States is in the throes of two unfolding energy revolutions. And partisans, convinced that only their side... See more
Few people appreciate just how badly our society will suffer under likely climate change. We are on the verge of... See more

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