Some methods and technologies that show promise to end famine are controversial.
But the end of hunger also will be hastened by a host of Internet technologies that will dramatically change agriculture.
But along with wealth, these technologies bring information and thereby sow the seeds of their undoing.
I see how human ingenuity and new technologies have eliminated previously insoluble problems once we stand back and let free markets do what they do best: direct the allocation of capital to find a solution.
By that, I am referring to computers, connectivity, GPS, fiber, the cloud, and all things made of, or influenced by, silicon—the entire bundle of technologies relating to computation and communication.
We often see other technologies race toward a point and then stop growing along that axis.
Today we have the Internet and all its associated technologies, vastly more versatile, almost infinite in possibility.
The power of the Internet and associated technologies we have so far described, combined with our new understanding of the genome, dooms disease to eventual extinction.
As we consider how the Internet and related technologies can end hunger, it is necessary to address the issues of food and nutrition—including why they are so divisive.
As we have reasoned, when the Internet and related technologies help bring an end to poverty, the end of poverty will largely solve the problem of hunger.