Agriculture in Science Fiction
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Name

Author (Publication Date)

Michael Crichton (1985)
Daniel Suarez (2010)
David Brin (1990)
Philip K. Dick (1955)
E.B. White (1950)

Related Science Fiction in the News

Lettuce-Bot Weed-Killing Robot Funded
A new alternative to labor-intensive farming techniques.
(re: Michael Crichton, 10/18/2012 )
Detroit's Urban Agriculture Ordinance
'The survivors tore up the metal plating and sold it... for seed and cattle.'-Isaac Asimov, 1951.
(re: Isaac Asimov, 10/7/2012 )
Prospero, Robotic Farmer
Fascinating new approach to the idea of mechanized agriculture.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 3/18/2011 )
Robotic Lettuce Farm Has Green Thumb
Automated farms take most of the back-breaking work out of growing lettuce.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 1/31/2011 )
Rice-Planting Robots Rescue Japanese Farmers
Rice-planting robots help out in the fields.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 11/3/2010 )
Vine Pruning Robots In New Zealand
'Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thy robot shalt prune thy vineyard.' (Note)
(re: Philip K. Dick, 8/8/2010 )
Farmigo For Nascent Darknet Farms
How far away from sfnal darknet farms are we? Farmigo is building up the infrastructure.
(re: Daniel Suarez, 3/15/2010 )
Cauliflower-Picking Robot
Autonomous vegetable picking machines creeping through fields near you.
(re: , 3/11/2010 )
Autonomous Agricultural Robot
Is this robot outstanding in its field? You be the judge, but Fuji Industries says its the first of its kind.
(re: Michael Crichton, 12/14/2009 )
Farming Detroit Like Trantor
An agrarian Detroit may well be in the offing in the decline of the Big Three automakers.
(re: Isaac Asimov, 11/11/2009 )
Precision Agriculture: Robot Gardeners Serve Plant Network
Interesting project by MIT postdoc Nikolaus Correll runs up against a future that Herbert, Dick, Gibson and Crichton all thought about.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 3/13/2009 )
Farmer Exoskeleton Video
This video presents the robotic farmer suit; just the thing for those repetitive motions.
(re: Various, 1/20/2009 )
Farmer Loves Robot More Than Son
Just to prove to yourself that robot research comes from more places than fancy universities and spotless corporate research labs, take a look at what one Chinese farmer has accomplished.
(re: Various, 1/13/2009 )
Strawberry Picking Robot In Japan
Although I like going out and picking strawberries for an idyllic hour, tasting as I go, I don't think I'd want to do it for a living. Robot task? Yes. With video.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 4/25/2008 )
Wheat-Killing Fungus Destroys Entire Fields
This fungus that has destroyed entire wheat fields on two continents will hopefully not lead to the death of all grasses.
(re: John Christopher, 3/16/2008 )
HortiBot - Autonomous Weed 'n Feed AgBot
This robot has handy, yet deadly, attachments to fight our weed enemies.
(re: Michael Crichton, 7/6/2007 )
Terminator Seed Ban Proposed In Canada
When you buy some seeds, you own all of the plants descended from those seeds, right? Don't be so sure.
(re: Paolo Bacigalupi, 6/5/2007 )
Doomsday Vault Design Now Final
My only question, which no one seems to be asking, is 'Why don't the humans get a vault?'
(re: John Varley, 2/12/2007 )
Jardiland Real Radish Races Via Internet
Virtualized real-world pets, these radishes are real radicles.
(re: Various, 11/18/2006 )
Intelligent Scarecrow Robot Has A Brain
Emerald city technical wizards give a scarecrow a brain. Okay, Florida engineering students created a robot scarecrow.
(re: Various, 5/18/2006 )
AgBots: Agricultural Robots Take The Field
In one memorable scene from the original Star Wars movie, Luke Skywalker's Uncle Owen is bargaining for agricultural robots with Jawas. Agriculture has been slow to adopt to robotic technology; however, some new developments are on the horizon.
(re: William Gibson, 7/6/2004 )

 

 

 

 

 

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