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Walmart just filed a patent for autonomous robotic bees; here’s what you need to know


With each passing day, the real world seemingly becomes more and more like the stuff of science fiction. Cars that drive themselves, giant internet retailers delivering consumer goods via drones — the list goes on and on. Get ready for the next stage in technological evolution, but be prepared — this one’s a doozy. Walmart, one of the world’s largest retail outlets, has filed a patent for robotic bees.

The patent request is one of six farming-related patents filed by the conglomerate, perhaps signaling Walmart’s intention to begin cultivating its own food supplies. Walmart’s grocery delivery service, in direct competition with a similar service offered by internet retailer Amazon, is expanding to over 800 stores and will theoretically be capable of reaching about 40% of U.S. homes by the end of the year, according to the company.  Read more...

Reference: Electronic Products
                  Warren Miller, contributing writer