This sort of thing is desperately needed and automation will turn it from a full time job into just another set of signals and slots for VOS. Aquaculture should be a close second. Aboveground food production is doomed. It's going to be increasingly expensive and finally unaffordable.
Olaf van Kooten, a professor of horticulture at Wageningen University who has observed the project but has no stake in it, says a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of tomatoes grown in Israeli fields needs 60 liters (16 gallons) of water, while those grown in a Dutch greenhouse require one-quarter of that. "With this system it is possible in principle to produce a kilo of tomatoes with a little over one liter of water," he said.