Task 1: Introducing DTs


Task 1, Option 2: Find an example of digital technology being used to solve a problem or an innovative digital technology. This could be a news article, a website, an image, a video or some other content. Share what you have found with a brief description in the community as to why you think this is interesting.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-09/controlled-environmental-agriculture-urban-farming/11672818

The new frontier of sustainable food. Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers. In the face of exponential population growth and increasingly temperamental climate conditions, vertical farming has emerged as a sustainable, controllable way to optimize plant growth using farming technices informed by digital technology such as hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics. Increase crop yield and smaller units of land requirement are additional pros of the vertical farming system.

This is interesting because it is a shift from traditional farming facilitated by access to emerging technologies.

 

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