The next time you squeeze an orange, think that perhaps more technology has been used to make it than to make your mobile phone. There is a picturesque and photogenic side in the relationship between agriculture and technology: the use of drones that count the fruits of trees, the spectacle of autonomous tractors in action or the futurism of pruning robots. And there is an intensive scientific work to obtain more and better from a field that is highly demanded by climate change, the shrinkage of agricultural lands and the growth of the population. The potential for expansion of this relationship is also creating a new demand for agrotechnological profiles and hope for a future in which young generations with high education want to return to the countryside.
This Saturday, number 14 of the Retina Magazine that is delivered free of charge with EL PAÍS gives full account of this situation. Our collaborator Miguel Ángel Palomo has traveled to different parts of the Peninsula to tell us in detail how this agricultural revolution takes shape in the center of which is the data, on the verge of becoming the most valuable crop.
Always the data, for good and for bad. Thanks to him, we also tell how three Spanish theoretical physicists have taken their company to Japan with a program that allows to predict the behavior of gamers.
Working on data, algorithms process information that already classifies us into fit or unfit individuals according to social functions, often with a biased approach that always harms the disadvantaged. Or leave a trail of exhaustive and disseminated information about our lives: who does what in each moment with whom. These are the really dangerous data, Richard Stallman warns in the interview with Manuel G. Pascual. And, in addition, we will tell you how a Pamplona plant controls wind farms around the world or how the investor Patricia Layola looks for projects against climate change.
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