Michael B. Duff

Lubbock's answer to a question no one asked

Farmville 2.0?

Buddy in my office just came up with a great idea.

Was listening to This Week in Tech #267 and heard that Farmville moves a Petabyte of data a day. They’re buying 1,000 new servers a week.

I mention this to my officemate and he says: Do you think this annoys real farmers? They need to come up with a drone system where you can do flyovers of actual farms. Issue commands to irrigation robots, get data from soil samples, juggle market prices, etc.

Made me wonder if Farmville is sparking interest in real agriculture. Are people being inspired by Farmville, to the point of looking into Agricultural Science programs?

Could I ask that question of a real Ag Science advisor without getting punched in the face?

Written by Michael B. Duff

September 29, 2010 at 09:26

Posted in Facebook, Games

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