"The current agriculture revolution is a move from soil-based, outdoor, horizontal fields depending on mostly human manual labor and industrial technology to water-based, indoor, vertical green houses depending on mostly automated technology. It’s also a move from geographically-centralized production to decentralized production." That is written by Dr. Jamin Andreas Hübner, CEO of Efficient Business Consulting LLC and a faculty member of LCC International University (Lithuania), University of the People (global), and Western Dakota Tech (South Dakota). He suspects that massive empty retail spaces will be used for vertical indoor farming in the future.
"Why? Because such vertical indoor farming allows total control—control of light, control of temperature, control of the exact amounts of…almost everything. This is important not just for efficiency and production, but because climate change will continue to increase weather volatility beyond the current difficulties. Furthermore, the food shortages and supply chain problems of COVID-19 in 2020 have shown significant weaknesses in the current model."