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

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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