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Natural Deselection is an instrument that competes plants against each other. The device empowers plants to control the fate of others using sensors and mechanised shears in a Darwinian race for survival. The sensors set above the plants detect the first to grow to a specified height, at which point it is saved, and the others fatally chopped.

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  1. machright says:

    Not what I would call natural selection. Natural selection is a bit more complex than the old saying, survival of the fittest.

    Anyway, interesting machine though.

  2. Alan says:

    This is a brilliant work of art. A lot of companies treat their workers like that.

  3. pete says:

    It is more like a horticultural version of the SAW movies than natural selection.

    1. mecsim says:

      I must admit my immediate first impression was also the SAW movies.