Saturday, December 1, 2012

Where does it go from here?—Day 30 of a Town Girl Touched by the Farming Life

From MIT Technology Review: A computer
with a camera and projector fits into a light
bulb socket, and can make any surface
 interactive.  Could this affect farming technology?

            Technology has triggered enormous changes, even from year to year, and those changes touch families almost as quickly.  Its affect on farming is no different.  I have no idea where it is going next.  As my last entry in this farm-related series, what are your thoughts?  If you were writing a science fiction story regarding farming or agriculture, what would you include?  What is the next step?  What is the "ideal" situation even if it seems impossible at this time? 

            Remember, many of Jules Verne's ideas in his science fiction stories are possible today.  The same is true with 007 James Bond's gadgets—not all of them—yet.  I also remember lamenting over my desire to have a telephone that I could take with me in the car to call for help (or to even say I was running behind).  Now, nearly everyone has this device and refer to it as a cell phone.  It does what I wanted and so MUCH more that I did not even begin to dream about. 

            I would love to hear your thoughts on this and how you think it may touch your family.

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