This Computer Will Grow Your Food In The Future – Caleb Harper

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What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology. Get to know Harper’s “food computers” and catch a glimpse of what the future of farming might look like.

Video Length: 15:55

  • About Caleb Harper

    Director Open Agriculture Initiative

    Caleb Harper leads a group of engineers, architects, urban planners, economists and plant scientists in the exploration and development of ...read more.

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