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Mai 2018

Digitaler Salon – Mistgabel 4.0

Pitchfork 4.0. - agricultural drones, automated farms and smart breeding. A fuss about nothing or a second green revolution? How can digitisation make food production more sustainable for both humans and animals?
Goodbye rural idyll and cow-bots instead of cowboys? Precision farming and data drones promise the next agrarian revolution. Work on the field is recorded in real time and optimised, cows decide for themselves when they are milked, and harvesting takes place at the click of a mouse. Faster, cheaper, more: does digitalisation finally fill everyone up or is this just an illusion? And is digitalisation capable of sustainability? Machine maintenance and data analysis instead of feeding pigs and driving tractors - this is how everyday life of farmers could look like in the future. But will this lead to a new dependency for companies? Is that progress or are we losing touch with food production for good?

About the Event

The host Katja Weber will discuss the digitisation of agriculture in rural and urban areas with: The introduction to the topic will be given by Philip Meier, doctoral researcher and lead of the Mittelstand 4.0 Initiative "Gemeinsam Digital [Digital Together]“ at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

Every last Wednesday of the month our guests discuss 'questions regarding the networked present'. In our talk series, we shed light on network phenomena, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of technical changes and provide food for thought. Share your opinion before, during and after the show directly on our website, via social media or by postcard. The Digitaler Salon is organized by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and produced by Kooperative Berlin.


A registration for the event is not required.


Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft
Französische Straße 9
10117 Berlin

Date and Time

Wednesday, 30 May 2018
7:00 p.m.

Infos zur Veranstaltung


Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft
Französische Straße 9
10117 Berlin

Contact person

Christiane Matzen, M. A.
Head of Science Communication

Christiane Matzen, M. A.

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 41

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