From fleets of trucks to drone delivery systems, automation and technology promise to change all forms of society.
As the global population booms, novel solutions are needed in farming to feed the world. These technological solutions may help keep the planet fed.
Life: Connected is a video series from BBC Future focusing on how digital culture and technologies pervade everything we do.
Video script: Wouter van de Klippe, from the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London.