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  •  Not just too much labor, but way too much for (3+ / 0-)
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    corporate farming.  At least, it sounds that way.  For now.

    But we already have robot vacuum cleaners for our homes.  Maybe we'll invent robot weeding machines that run on solar power.  If some sort of marker that the robot could recognize were put next to each seedling, the robots would kill mostly weeds and spare the rice plants.

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 06:45:39 AM PST

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    •  It would be trivial to build a robot that could (2+ / 0-)
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      Batya the Toon, david78209

      recognize rice plants. I've had this idea in mind for years.

      You don't even have to go pesticide free -- you could surgically spray (or even inject) small amounts of pesticide directly on the specific plants you want to kill. It would use a small fraction of the volume of pesticides currently used, and it would moot the debate over GMOs like Roundup-Ready this 'n that.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 10:23:16 AM PST

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