In this region known as America's Salad Bowl, where for a century fruits and vegetables have been planted, thinned and harvested by an army of migrant workers, the machines could prove revolutionary.
Farmers say farm robots could provide relief from recent labor shortages, lessen the unknowns of immigration reform, even reduce costs, increase quality and yield a more consistent product.
In the Construction Dive this morning there is a link to a piece by Ron Gallagher in Builders Magazine in which he quotes a critic who complains:
Another critic, Jaron Lanier, a Microsoft researcher and author of Who Owns the Future, in June wrote, “More and more activities will be operated by software. Instead of Teamsters, there will be robotic trucks. Where there had once been miners, there will be mining robots. Instead of factories, there will be 3D printers in every home.”
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