Darwinian plant pruner

Darwinian plant pruner


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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8 thoughts on “Darwinian plant pruner

  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.

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