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"There was a time when one old eccentric guy with a notebook could do something important to science. Now even the resources of a major university are often not enough."
- Jerry Pournelle

Darknet Farm  
  A farm that uses computer networked information systems to achieve sustainable agriculture in a community.  

The darknet provided augmented reality features via special glasses. The 'net provided a social network environment, in which identity and social responsibility factors identified people in a game-like environment applied to the real world.

Fossen turned into the farm's long gravel driveway. There was an ornate D-space 3D object in the shape of a cornucopia bursting with vegetables and fruits hanging above the entrance. It was labeled Fossen Farm.

Dogs with D-space call-outs above them ran out, barking to greet the truck...

Fossen pointed toward a group of half a dozen people not far off - men and women of various ages and ethnicities at the edge of a large vegetable garden. They all had D-space call-outs above them... Fossen nodded to the edge of the property. "... Every other darknet farm in this holon is working for the same thing. Regional energy and food independence. We rely on Greeley for our critical manufactured goods - printed electronics, micromanufactured precision equipment, tools, software. They, in turn, rely on us, along with the other farms, to provide their food and raw materials.

From Freedom, by Daniel Suarez.
Published by Dutton in 2010
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The Darknet provides more than cool augmented reality call-outs. It helps farmers share information about sustainable agriculture

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