Hey guys I was just thinking, you know for the last few hundred maybe even thousands of years we've been making food generally the same way. Although we have made the process easier and more efficient with technology, more or less we have gotten our crops and meat from farming them with human labor using vast amounts of land. We even still practice some extremely old ways of getting foods such as fishing using boats and nets, which seems almost primitive in our new age of technology.
I realized that (well atleast I think) we're about to enter a new age of food production. We're about to switch from acres of land for farming to vertical farms in cities that can possibly even be automated. As well as large labs in cities that produce invitro meat that can even be purer than natural meat. Even things such as fish and seafood can start to be grown in large vertical sea farms. These technologies will breed a new era of food production. When you think about it, it's really futuristic and almost science-fiction like!
Also, do you think there's a possibility that food quality could skyrocket? Think about it, with automated food there is no more "bad meat, good meat; bad crops, old crops" All foods are 100% pure. This could lead to fast food places that usually serve low grade meat serving food that we consider 5 star restaurant quality. Think about it; today we regularly eat like the kings did of old days. Imagine a future world where the average person eats like today's billionaires who have their own professional chef crew, but on a daily basis!!! People in the future would taste our old foods and be disgusted. Gourmet foods of the future would mean creating foods that taste even better than 100% pure and fresh foods. In this scenario, just imagine what these gourmet foods would taste like...
When do you think this'll be in effect? Vertical farming, Invitro meat, fish farms to start appearing in cities? How long will it take for these to become mainstream and outdo with farmers all together; even possibly becoming fully automated!? Also, i'd like to know what you guys think about the previous food quality paragraph.
Edited by Squillimy, 21 August 2013 - 07:13 PM.