First time thinking about this:
smart farming (machines driving computer guided, optimizing parameters for best results etc.) is a topic in Germany, but even more in , where overaging population and migration into cities are big.
So government throws money into this, and we should pay attention that not companies are sucking up the money without making the gained knowledge free for all. To many stories about machines where the vendor locks away the knowledge and data even from the farmer.

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Reading this article in my weekly Japanese lesson got me thinking on this. Of course, the article is all about how great automated farming is, but as IT people we should warn on what can happen here..

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