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Iron Ox has just opened its first fully automated farm in San Carlos, California. The company claims that their hydroponic system can produce 30 times the yield per acre of land comparing to traditional farms, while using 90% less water. ► Subscribe for more tech & culture videos: http://on.mash.to/subscribe ◄ MORE FROM MASHABLE ‌• Video – https://youtu.be/6ElleCub6uM ‌• Video – https://youtu.be/jAu1ZsTCA64 ‌• Video – https://youtu.be/W8T6fYt9-tA  Subscribe to Mashable: http://on.mash.to/subscribe  Best of playlist: https://on.mash.to/BestOf  MASHABLE ACROSS THE WEB  Mashable.com: http://on.mash.to/1hCcRpl  Facebook: http://on.mash.to/2lyOwmZ Twitter: http://on.mash.to/1Udp1kz Instagram: http://on.mash.to/1U6D40z Mashable is for superfans. We’re not for the casually curious. Obsess with us. Related PostsAgricultural Revolution! This Farm of The Future Uses High Tech Robots To Automate EverythingCalif. startup builds indoor farm run by robotsWatch Robots Grow Food Without FarmersThis Minnesota Indoor Vertical Farm Grows Fresh Produce 365 Days a YearThis Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less WaterThis Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

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20 Comments

  • Michael Dearnley 3 months ago

    Silent Running: The Prequel

  • stein lou 3 months ago

    Fine, let the robots do everything, take over… no need of humans

  • Stop with the lettuce. It's the most inefficient food.

  • seasong 3 months ago

    He should have used red led instead of white. Plants don't need white light

  • Fred Ege 3 months ago

    So why nyiot use solar cells to collect energy for the plants and cell it back to the energy companies. Stack the pods 4 high to get more yield per square foot.

  • Gary Camp 3 months ago

    Nice idea but no mention of the cost of the robots, buildings, power. Gota start somewhere I guess.

  • Legenary Master 3 months ago

    WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT SCARCE LABOR?!? YOUR JUST A GREEDY BITCH THAT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE SYSTEM SO YOU CAN MAKE MORE MONEY. FUCK YOU

  • Adam Romanowicz 3 months ago

    Waiting for marxism outrage in comments.

  • iSlandeRon 3 months ago

    Tech savvy entrepreneur, records video in portrait.

  • Fish Jan 3 months ago

    GlaDos confirmed?

  • Ej Nicks 3 months ago

    Just to play devil's advocate here, but what about the humans who did the jobs before the robotics came into play? Where are they working now? ARE they working now? Just a thought….

  • Liam Kehoe 3 months ago

    so lets get this into places where food is scarce and lots of natural light i.e African nations facing starvation

  • Flintaco 3 months ago

    Is this the one place from Fallout 4?

  • Logan Howell 3 months ago

    Music sounds like an alt-j song

  • Peter Prügel 3 months ago

    crazy

  • Albert Hofmann 3 months ago

    90% lese water. But how much energy?

  • Yadira Guevara 3 months ago

    This is the stuff taxes should go into. Research for the better.

  • Sergio Roche 3 months ago

    Hmmm this reminds me of Graygarden. Any other Fallout 4 fan made the same link.

  • Do they all have different personalities?

  • FireFreezer 12 YT 3 months ago

    Early boiz…btw im 4th comment!! That's kinda cool!