Wednesday, June 26, 2013
26 June 2013
Prediction:Vegetables Grown by Electricity. Winter will be turned into summer and night into day by the farmer. In cold weather he will place heat-conducting electric wires under the soil of his garden and thus warm his growing plants. He will also grow large gardens under glass. At night his vegetables will be bathed in powerful electric light, serving, like sunlight, to hasten their growth. Electric currents applied to the soil will make valuable plants grow larger and faster, and will kill troublesome weeds. Rays of colored light will hasten the growth of many plants. Electricity applied to garden seeds will make them sprout and develop unusually early.
Predictor: John Elfreth Watkins in 1900, published in The Ladies' Home Journal
Reality: It can be done, but it's expensive. For crops with average rates of return, it's often not profitable, but for something like marijuana it makes sense.
Or so I have been told. No first hand info. NSA, please don't put me on any list, it's just a waste of resources.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Arthur C. Clarke is talking about space travel again. Odds are he won't be right.
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