The large cornfields in the valley areas can no longer support the ever increasing population of America without having to be mechanized. This will also require the use of modern technology like genetically engineered seeds and use of fertilizer and herbicides.
The documentary also shed more light how the method of manufacturing has changed from the dependence on primary raw material to recycling of used products. The same is also true of the migration from the use of transistors and capacitors to very small microchips (Kwon, 2012). The power grid can no longer be controlled manually, most of it is now computerized from the steam turbines, nuclear power and hydropower. The road, railway, sea and air transportation network ensures that finished products can reach the desired destination with ease and faster (Artkinson, 2012). This require individuals who plan to work in this dynamic system to be equipped with the best knowledge to help meet the demands of such economies.
This explains the recent emergence of many technological research institutions as well as university research across the country. Many universities now offer very specialized courses that enables the labor force to be equipped with knowledge that can work with the automated manufacturing and engineering process. However much an economy can automate its production process, there will still rise a need to train personnel to work with the system. Automation according to Yul Kwon, is the next step towards competition in the global sector as it minimizes production cost. The other sector that can still employ labor that will be displaced from employment due to process automation can always be absorbed in the service industry and primary sectors.
While everything portrayed in the documentary is true, Yul Kwon does not get the views of many other farmers who are now starting to move