The Future A presentation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
fi·nite   <ul><li>1. a. Having bounds; limited: a finite list of  choices; our finite fossil fuel reserves. </li></ul><ul>...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
 
World Population Counter
 
 
State of the Union 2011
State of the Union 2011 <ul><li>“to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies” </li></ul>
State of the Union 2011 <ul><li>“to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies” </li></...
 
Pacific Ocean Gyre Pic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rate of Cancer <ul><li>1 in 2 men </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 3 women </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Dr. Dickson Despommier </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Overarching, Soilless  Agriculture Techniques
 
 
 
Overarching, Soilless  Agriculture Techniques
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slide about water
 
Energy
 
 
Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Year round crop production </li></ul><ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>No crop loss from severe weather events </li></ul><ul><li>Year round crop production </...
Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Uses 70+% less water, no agrochemicals, no fossil fuels </li></ul><ul><li>No crop loss ...
Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>No agricultural runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Uses 70+% less water, no agrochemicals, no fos...
Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Allows repair of damaged ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>No agricultural runoff </li></ul>...
Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Creates new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Allows repair of damaged ecosystems </li></ul><ul><l...
Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Forests can re-sprout. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Allows repa...
Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Uses abandoned city properties </li></ul><ul><li>Forests can re-sprout </li></ul><ul><l...
Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Can grow bio-fuels and plant-derived drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Uses abandoned city proper...
 
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Civilization is headed into a post peak-oil world. This presentation explores what the future may hold in terms of a solution, vertical farming, so that higher needs may be met going forward.

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  1. 1. The Future A presentation
  2. 52. fi·nite   <ul><li>1. a. Having bounds; limited: a finite list of choices; our finite fossil fuel reserves. </li></ul><ul><li>b. Existing, persisting, or enduring for a limited time only; impermanent. </li></ul>
  3. 65. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  4. 67. World Population Counter
  5. 70. State of the Union 2011
  6. 71. State of the Union 2011 <ul><li>“to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies” </li></ul>
  7. 72. State of the Union 2011 <ul><li>“to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies” </li></ul><ul><li>“Within 25 years, our goal is to give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail” </li></ul>
  8. 74. Pacific Ocean Gyre Pic
  9. 82. Rate of Cancer <ul><li>1 in 2 men </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 3 women </li></ul>
  10. 97. <ul><li>Dr. Dickson Despommier </li></ul>
  11. 106. Overarching, Soilless Agriculture Techniques
  12. 110. Overarching, Soilless Agriculture Techniques
  13. 136. Slide about water
  14. 138. Energy
  15. 141. Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
  16. 142. Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Year round crop production </li></ul><ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
  17. 143. Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>No crop loss from severe weather events </li></ul><ul><li>Year round crop production </li></ul><ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
  18. 144. Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Uses 70+% less water, no agrochemicals, no fossil fuels </li></ul><ul><li>No crop loss from severe weather events </li></ul><ul><li>Year round crop production </li></ul><ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
  19. 145. Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>No agricultural runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Uses 70+% less water, no agrochemicals, no fossil fuels </li></ul><ul><li>No crop loss from severe weather events </li></ul><ul><li>Year round crop production </li></ul><ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
  20. 146. Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Allows repair of damaged ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>No agricultural runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Uses 70+% less water, no agrochemicals, no fossil fuels </li></ul><ul><li>No crop loss from severe weather events </li></ul><ul><li>Year round crop production </li></ul><ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
  21. 147. Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Creates new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Allows repair of damaged ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>No agricultural runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Uses 70+% less water, no agrochemicals, no fossil fuels </li></ul><ul><li>No crop loss from severe weather events </li></ul><ul><li>Year round crop production </li></ul><ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
  22. 148. Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Forests can re-sprout. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Allows repair of damaged ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>No agricultural runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Uses 70+% less water, no agrochemicals, no fossil fuels </li></ul><ul><li>No crop loss from severe weather events </li></ul><ul><li>Year round crop production </li></ul><ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
  23. 149. Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Uses abandoned city properties </li></ul><ul><li>Forests can re-sprout </li></ul><ul><li>Creates new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Allows repair of damaged ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>No agricultural runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Uses 70+% less water, no agrochemicals, no fossil fuels </li></ul><ul><li>No crop loss from severe weather events </li></ul><ul><li>Year round crop production </li></ul><ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
  24. 150. Benefits of Vertical Farms <ul><li>Can grow bio-fuels and plant-derived drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Uses abandoned city properties </li></ul><ul><li>Forests can re-sprout </li></ul><ul><li>Creates new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Allows repair of damaged ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>No agricultural runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Uses 70+% less water, no agrochemicals, no fossil fuels </li></ul><ul><li>No crop loss from severe weather events </li></ul><ul><li>Year round crop production </li></ul><ul><li>Get food in cities </li></ul>
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