As the Gates to Mordor are opened (a.k.a. exam break begins), Megan Koevoet’s words echo on my mind: “It doesn’t feel like we’re done, it feels like we’ve just started.”

At the beginning of the semester, I asked if vertical farming could provide food security for the innovators of the future:

Visual reflective statement to engage our creativity.

In the past three months I have: interviewed Wayne and Carolyn Lohr, Henry Stoldt, and Dr. Tang Lee; designed a basic hydroponics prototype, brimmed with the potential for full automation; visited the pioneers of sustainable infrastructure and ecological engineering at DIRTT, where they use state-of-the-art software to develop offices for organizations like Google and the University of Calgary; and reconnected with one of the guests from last year’s Global Challenges Dinner, only to secure position working with him at his company.

Today, all I want to is continue this journey, because I am certain–without a shred of doubt–that vertical farming is in the near- and far-future. Why am I so certain? Because…

Quote by Alan Kay. a computer scientist.

… and because there are millions around the world who are contributing to this movement, millions of people who have found the intersection between our biology and our limitless technological potential.