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In the year 2050, Silicon Valley, the innovation capital of the world becomes its own sovereign state by way of a second Residence Act. An entirely online world, engrossed in digital social standing and technology treadmills spends their waking moments absorbing enough content to validate their Universal Basic Income subscriptions. The hard earned wages are then spent embellishing online avatars or sacrificed in extravagant simulated ceremonies to gain the favor of social media influencers. No one remembers how humanity folded in on itself or why they feel nothing when they watch trending videos of animals, but they can't bring themselves to denounce this technological lifestyle.
Everyone is an Amazon employed, automatic truck operator with a side gig as a Facebook moderator, scanning through content in coronary implanted micro LCD's while long-distance delivering meme merchandise. The same implanted VR tech allows families to experience 20000 sqft housing in a 400 sqft flat by way of isolation pods with treadmill systems. Daycare is handled similarly with isolation chambers and Mickey Mouse funhouse immersive experiences complete with content synchronized formula feeding.
Food is only for the influencer class, who dine at extravagant balls and galas, posting their decadent dishes to their adoring followers. Only .01% of family owned farms exist solely to provide food to these exclusive restaurants. On the other hand, the largest mega-farm conglomerate that supplies 50% of the world's corn and soy is owned by Disney and AT&Verizon Sprint Mobile (ATVSM). It's operated and maintained by an entirely robotic workforce but uses ad package remote monitoring to outsource equipment management. The corporation known as SmileFood teamed up with Netflix to offer a reduced contract for streaming services and coupons for Produce genetically modified to contain FDA approved doses of anxiety medication. All they have to do between binge watching episodes is pay attention for 20 seconds of a field robot feed to determine whether or not it has fallen over. The rest of the working class diet consists of processed abominations derived from the classics we know today such as the Taco Bell baco (bug taco), the Burger King Bhopper (bug whopper), and the famous McDonalds Big Bac (Bug Big Mac), known as the double B.
The future gives to descendant generations what it receives from incumbent, present generations. There are a lot of inherent possibilities for our future outcome as a planet based on the values we collectively decide are worth investing in. One company may not stand in the way of a technological prophecy, but it certainly could add something worth passing on: a garden.
Not only did the beautiful people of Earth buy their smart phones, glasses and neurological implants, they also bought devices that grew plants. At first it was just a few. Then, an agricultural revolution of micro-farming took place. Companies built devices that worked as appliances in peoples' homes to give them supercharged fruits and vegetables. Working with farmers across the globe to discover the most delicious and nutrient dense strains of produce combined with ideal conditions, they created a catalogue of plant growing techniques that grew into a wealth of knowledge. Even natural farmers were borrowing techniques from the micro-growers!
By the time the device entered the majority of American kitchens, users were creating annual schedules in larger and larger devices. Entire communities were growing enough produce to create farmers markets like garage sales while filling food cupboards with healthy fresh food. Delivery services stepped in to allow people to buy and sell locally grown produce and have it delivered. Certain award winning family recipes were offered only by selective entry behind a paywall. Some micro-farms were so successful, they grew beyond a side-garden to support generations.
HYGROPRO is a custom, controlled-environment, hydroponic grow-box construction company that traveled back through time to develop consumer agriculture technology in our present day. We’re here in this aeon to give people devices that grow plants. We want experts to grow fantastic, rare species of okra. We want complete amateurs to grow authentic, New Jersey tomatoes in Idaho. We want a micro-agriculture revolution.