12 Dec Farming’s Digital Evolution
His demeanor might be calm, but Michael K. Stern sees the global challenges facing agriculture today in rather dramatic terms, given the trends in population growth, the need for food and the reduction in land suitable for farming.
Thankfully, the cost to gather and store farm data is plummeting while the ability to collect data soars. “In the past 10 years, the computing power capability has gone up 32%. Wireless data transmission is cheaper—a 75% drop in price in the past four years,” Stern said. “There has been a 97% drop in the cost of storage [of data] over the past 10 years.”
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