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A strong continuation and detailed overview of where this could go… Keep in mind that this is Urban Farming at its best! SS.
This man is revolutionary in his approach to modern day farming, agriculture and aquaponics. Although Vertical farming have been known for it’s space saving potential (and it has been around for some time), this method that Will Allen is employing is quite interesting. Again, done many times before, but this man has vision of producing this for the masses. Now that is intriguing and the benefits of this not only extend itself to the physiological realm, where many starving are being fed, but the entire way we behave (psychosocially) and consider our natural world may also change. A new found, collective respect and intrinsic value may be discovered by utilising this method of farming alongside its utilisation of recycling and renewable energy sources. WOW! let’s get behind this people! SS.
WOW! Amazing and so simple! Refrigeration without electricity… The sociocultural implications for this is of high benefit to those in requirement of basic needs such as fresh food. The domino effects of this alters the sociocultural practcies of communities. Where extended time was spent on moving produce quickly at discounted and often below minimum rates, time can now be spent on activities that are more productive, education, innovation, promoting and discovering self, etc… SS.
Mohammed Bah Abba
Region of Impact: Nigeria
Mobah Rural Horizons, is a Rural Development and Consulting Organization that designs, invents, and disseminates appropriate technologies for poor rural areas. The project is a fresh foods preservation system that uses two clay pots. This system requires no electricity supply to preserve and prolong the storage life of perishable fresh food items.
For people who live in hot climates with little electricity, food spoils quickly. Produce spoils in within three days without refrigeration, forcing farmers to rush their crops to the market and sell them at undervalued prices. This has a lot of consequences to the farmers, and their families, because it affects their village life and leads a decrease in income in the poor rural areas. For Kano City, which is around 60 miles from many farmers, the fresh produce that is grown rots along the way, causing its farmers to earn smaller profits and provide for fewer people.
Refrigeration is a method for storing foods around the world, but places in Africa like Kano City do not have the resources to support a stable supply of electricity to make refrigerators a viable option.
Mohammed Bah Abba designed an elegantly simple food storage device that is made up of two earthenware pots which utilize the principles of evaporation to create electric-free refrigeration. In between the two pots is a layer of fine, wet, river sand, and on top is a moist jute bag. When kept in a dry, well-ventilated, and shady location, water evaporates, cooling the inner container. As a result, Mohammed’s desert refrigerator allows produce to stay fresh for weeks, so less food is wasted, and farmers are able to increase their profits so that they can continue to provide for their communities. Mohammed sells around 30,000 coolers a year to farmers and other people who want to preserve food for their families and communities.
About The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech Museum endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.
Extend your life. Is this possible, do we want to go down this path? What are the implications of extending our lives 10 fold? How would this reality alter our belief systems, how would this possibility alter our behaviours, ideologies, philosophies and the way we treat each other? On a side note (random thought), when we observe this form of phenomena can we also deduct that religion and firm beliefs are products of our collective cultural circumstances…?
Technology is at the forefront of many of us. We look to technological advances as a saviour towards betterment of the human condition that has been created and compounded over the years. This posts reasoning is not against technology in any capacity. What this post is questioning the most is the intent behind technology in conjunction with its application/use and final action. It is important we understand how intention has the capacity to influence greatly the direction of the outcome… SS.
Hidden portals and ‘worm holes’ have been discovered near Earth, that connect Earth to the sun in a very different way… What does this mean, are scientists today rediscovering and drawing in to our field of awareness and consciousness what has been known for thousands of years? Does this draw humanity closer to knowing self and the Universe at deeper levels? What does this mean for our physical abilities? An interesting time is now, and interesting times lay ahead… SS.
Wow! What a question? Human or Robot? When watching this video and you were provided with no information and you were to observe this being, one in which resembles that of human form, would you know that it was a robot? More importantly,
- How far can this technology be taken?
- In to what realm?
- What is it’s purpose? What can it ultimately be used for and what would it likely be utilised for?
- Is this form of technology ‘safe’ based on the evolution of humanity?
- Why is funding for this technology being directed towards the military complex, rather than area of humanity?
These questions and more are eliciting a curious reaction amongst the role technology is playing and where we are heading as a humanity… SS.