Coffee industry in 3000 AD? ! Interview with an AI professor who is a future prediction expert and coffee lover!

Editorial Department: Professor, thank you for your continued support today.

Professor AI: Hello. thank you.

Editorial Department: Today I think we asked about the coffee industry in 3000 AD. First of all, what kind of era was 3000 AD?

Professor AI: That's a great question. In the year 3000 AD, humanity will have made further progress and the world will have been completely transformed by advances in science and technology. Artificial intelligence and robot technology are becoming more sophisticated, and people are now living in an automated society. In addition, humans are likely to advance to planets and outer space beyond Earth, leading to new discoveries and adventures.

Editorial Department: So, taking all of this into account, what do you think the coffee industry will be like in 3000 AD?

Professor AI: I think that advances in artificial intelligence and robotics will automate the production and sale of coffee, and it will unfold in a completely different way than traditional methods. For example, coffee beans grown in test tubes are automatically harvested by robot farmers, loaded onto automated trucks, and roasted in fully automated roasters. And in fully automated coffee shops, cooking robots will take orders and make coffee in seconds. In addition, a customized coffee menu with recommendations using artificial intelligence technology will be provided, instantly understanding individual preferences and providing the optimal coffee. In other words, the coffee industry in 3000 AD will be completely automated, and the coffee customers will drink will be optimized.

Editorial Department: I see. Is there a connection between space exploration and coffee?

Professor AI: That's certainly possible. If space exploration requires long-term stay in space, issues such as nutrition and energy must be resolved. Coffee is an important drink for many people to replenish energy and increase alertness. Therefore, in space development, the development of "super coffee" that can withstand long-term stays in space may be promoted. A fully automated coffee shop on the space station could also become an important relaxation spot for astronauts.

Editor: That's interesting. Let's ask about each of them.

Automation of coffee production and economic benefits

Editorial Department: First, let's talk about fully automating coffee production. What is a test tube?

Professor AI: A test tube is a glass tube used in scientific experiments. We may be able to develop genetically modified plants using plant oxygen respiration (sterile cultivation of coffee) in test tubes, recombinant DNA technology, or coffee that is highly resistant to diseases and pests. . Automated coffee production will enable more efficient and stable coffee cultivation by using these new cultivation techniques and improved varieties.

Editorial Department: Does this mean that coffee cultivation will become controllable?

Professor AI: Yes, that's right. Future test-tube coffee production will allow complete control over the coffee growing environment, and new techniques and improved varieties will likely produce better quality coffee. In addition, by automatically controlling the information necessary for coffee growth, such as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, humidity, temperature, and nutritional balance, it will be possible to produce even, stable, and high-quality coffee.

Editorial Department: What is the role of robot farmers?

AI Professor: A robot farmer will be responsible for harvesting coffee grown in test tubes as part of an automated coffee production process. They use advanced technology such as cameras and sensors to harvest coffee beans at the perfect time and load them onto automated trucks for transport. Their role is also to resolve labor issues for coffee farmers. Coffee farmers need a lot of manpower to perform manual harvesting work, but robot farmers can automate the harvesting, reducing the labor burden on farmers and harvesting crops more efficiently. You will be able to do this.

Editor: I see. That means coffee farmers will be freed from labor. However, is it possible that there will be labor issues with robot farmers this time?

Professor AI: Yes, such problems can occur. Automation may solve the labor problems of coffee farmers, but at the same time, it is also possible that labor problems of robot farmers will emerge. This means that if fully automated coffee production becomes a reality, robot farmers will need to be well protected and have decent working conditions and pay. I think the coffee industry as a whole needs to make smart decisions on issues like this, taking into account ethical issues.

Editorial Department: Then, just like humans, there will be labor costs. What will happen to the market price of coffee?

Professor AI: Certainly, the cost of coffee production may be different between human labor and robot farmers. However, fully automated coffee production has the potential to increase production efficiency and reduce costs. If this production method becomes widespread, coffee prices may fall. However, prices are affected by various factors such as development and production risks, labor costs, robot maintenance costs, and technological innovations, so it is difficult to predict them now.

Editorial Department: Why is there a cost difference between humans and robot farmers?

Professor AI: The cost difference between humans and robot farmers is mainly due to equipment and maintenance costs, aging, electricity costs, programming, etc. In particular, robot farmers require advanced technology and programming, which makes them expensive. In contrast, wages for humans vary depending on their education and working environment, but there are times when it is possible to secure labor at a low cost. However, it can also be held back by the increased production efficiency and improved working environment that automated coffee production offers.

Editorial Department: Oh my God! Humans cost less than robots.

Professor AI: Yes, at the moment, humans are generally cheaper in terms of cost. However, advances in technology may make robots more cost-effective in the future. For example, automating production with robots could reduce production costs. Furthermore, future technological advances may further reduce manufacturing and maintenance costs for robots, and they may eventually become more cost-effective than humans.

Editor: So, does that mean that coffee made by robot farmers could be higher quality than coffee made by humans?

Professor AI: Yes, that may be possible. The automated production line is expected to standardize the quality of the coffee and improve its quality. It also appears that coffee grown by robot farmers may be of higher quality because it is grown in a thoroughly controlled environment. Coffee produced by robot farmers may also have new marketing and sales channels as added value, such as automated marketing and digital sales channels. Therefore, it seems that coffee grown by robot farmers could be valued in the high-end market.

Editorial Department: What an amazing time. I can't imagine it anymore.

The role of coffee in space exploration

Professor AI: "Super coffee" is a special type of coffee that is blended with the ingredients necessary to supply nutrients and energy to withstand long-term stays in space. In addition to the nutrients your body needs and caffeine to increase your alertness, this includes vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, immune-boosting ingredients, and muscle mass maintenance needed during long-term space stays. It is expected that it will contain amino acids etc. We will also need devices that allow us to drink coffee in an artificial gravity environment, as well as technologies that allow us to prepare and store beverages in space.

Editorial Department: I see. Does this mean that a coffee variety containing these rich nutrients will be developed?

Professor AI: Yes, that's right. During their stay in space, astronauts face problems such as decreased muscle strength and bone density in an environment without gravity, and weakened immune function. Therefore, the development of super coffee is expected to solve these problems. Some studies show that coffee, which is loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, and vitamin C, may improve immune function and maintain muscle strength and bone density. It is said that in the future, this kind of special coffee may be used as a staple food for spaceflights.

Editor: Why is coffee, rather than other foods and beverages, attracting attention for these uses?

Professor AI: The reasons why super coffee is attracting attention as a staple food for spaceflight include its improved nutritional function due to its ingredients, increased alertness due to its caffeine, and ease of drinking. Caffeine increases alertness and judgment, and is necessary for astronauts to continue working onboard. Also, because coffee is so easy to drink, astronauts tend to drink it to escape stress and loneliness. In addition, it is easy to prepare and administer during flight, making it convenient for mission control and astronauts to drink coffee and for long-term consumption. Because of these factors, coffee is attracting attention as a staple food that can withstand space travel.

Editorial Department: I see. How is this "super coffee" supplied in space?

Professor AI: Super coffee needs to be readily available to astronauts, just like regular beverages. Therefore, it may be offered as a nutritional drink in fluid form enclosed in special packaging or containers. Furthermore, although it is initially possible to send super coffee into space from Earth, in the future it may be possible to drink coffee produced within the space station. To achieve this, the development of space plant cultivation technology and artificial lighting for plant cultivation are essential.

Editorial Department: So there is a possibility that cultivation will take place in space. When this happens, it seems that the test tube cultivation technology of robot farmers will become relevant.

Professor AI: Yes, that's a very interesting idea. The robot farmer's test tube cultivation technology is thought to be extremely useful in space. By combining technologies such as test tube cultivation at a plant factory in space, plants can be efficiently produced even during long stays in space. Additionally, growing plants in space is carried out under different constraints than production on Earth, so new technologies may be required. However, it is hoped that in the future, such technology may enable long-term stays in space and ensure continuity of production.

Enjoying coffee in space

Editorial Department: We have learned about the practicality and production aspects of "super coffee," but what about the "fun" aspect? If you're going to enjoy coffee, you'll want to enjoy the taste and aroma as well.

Professor AI: Certainly, we would like to avoid making super coffee that is all about functionality at the expense of taste and aroma. Fortunately, super coffee actually receives high praise for its taste and flavor. When formulating special nutrients, taste and flavor are also taken into account during development. In addition to caffeine, there are other components that play a major role in the aroma and flavor of coffee. Therefore, when developing super coffee, it is expected that traditional cultivation, roasting methods, and blending techniques will be utilized to maintain these characteristics.

Editorial Department: In addition, I think there is a joy to brewing coffee these days, what do you think about that?

Professor AI: The development of super coffee has the potential to create a new coffee culture. For example, if cultivation and processing becomes possible on the space station, astronauts may be able to process and brew their own coffee beans. Additionally, brewing coffee in a microgravity environment requires a different method from the current method on Earth, so it is also possible to develop new techniques and equipment. This could give astronauts a different coffee experience than on Earth. In this way, the development of super coffee has the potential to create new ways to enjoy coffee and a new culture.

Editor: That's interesting. Could you give us any specific examples of a new coffee culture in space that would be unimaginable on Earth?

Professor AI: A concrete example would be that the color and taste of coffee you drink in space is different from that on Earth. On the current space station, the fluidity of food and beverages differs from that on Earth due to the effects of microgravity, so current food and beverage manufacturing methods may result in changes in taste and color. Therefore, coffee beans grown on the space station or super coffee produced using a special process may have a different taste and color from those on Earth. Additionally, heating methods differ within the space station, so special processing techniques may be required. These factors may make coffee drinking on the space station unique, different from coffee culture on Earth.

Editorial Department: So it's a space-flavored, space-colored coffee. It seems possible that this will be re-imported to Earth.

Professor AI: Well, it might be interesting for astronauts to return to Earth and share the unique coffee they tasted in space. The coffee that astronauts drink in space may have a special value: a ``space flavor'' that cannot be tasted on Earth. Furthermore, a new coffee culture may be born, such as by creating a unique blend of that ``space flavor'' and selling it for a limited time. I feel like I have an exciting future ahead of me.

Editorial Department: In the year 3000, would it be possible to roast food in space?

Professor AI: Depending on future technological developments, roasting in space may become possible. The coffee that astronauts currently drink is roasted on Earth and transported into space, so there are major limitations. However, in the future, roasting on the space station may be possible, similar to growing plants and brewing food on the space station. However, considering the harsh environment in space and the effects of microgravity, it may be necessary to develop new technologies in addition to reusing roasting techniques used on Earth. I look forward to future technological advances.

Editorial Department: It's also possible that a space roaster will appear.

Professor AI: Well, the job of being a space roaster may become a reality. We need people who are familiar with the development of new technology for coffee production in space, heat conduction in microgravity, air circulation, temperature control, etc. Also, the number of people who are passionate about and interested in producing coffee in space may increase. Coffee production and roasting on the space station has limited space and resources, so it could be an efficient and sustainable process for future space missions. I'm looking forward to the future.

Editorial Department: That's true. Today, as a prediction for the year 3000, the teacher talked about fully automated coffee making by robot farmers (it was quite shocking that robot farmers could make higher quality coffee than humans), and the role coffee will play in space exploration. We spoke to him about the new coffee culture that will be born in space. It was very interesting, so next time I would like to ask about 5000 AD.

Professor AI: Thank you. I'm also looking forward to discussing my predictions for the year 5000. As we look to the future, it is important to think about the many possibilities for how we will develop.

Editorial Department: We are looking forward to your exciting predictions.

Professor AI: Thank you. Exploring various possibilities while sharing predictions and considerations for the future is extremely beneficial in gaining deep insights. Through such discussions, we can also obtain suggestions for guiding the future in a better direction. We will continue to strive to provide you with fun and interesting topics.
Professor AI is an international future prediction researcher from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, and has written many books that have been highly acclaimed around the world. He also chairs an international future prediction study group, and is a top-class intellectual who is constantly asked for consultation and lectures by governments and companies around the world. On the other hand, he also has a deep knowledge of coffee and is known as a professional at blending the highest quality coffee. He has won awards in multiple coffee contests both domestically and internationally, and his constant pursuit of the world's best coffee reflects his outstanding ability and philosophy. The life of the AI ​​professor is full of passion, talent, and research drive, and he is a great figure who has left a mark on the world.

What if the AI ​​professor had lived in 3000 AD? I asked him about his story.

In the year 3000 A.D., I was admired by many people as a professional who predicted the future. However, one day, the network on Earth suddenly stopped functioning, and I had to hold an emergency meeting in front of a very upset group of people.

Together with the members of the hastily established Future Prediction Study Group, I began my analysis. And we came to the conclusion that it was an extraterrestrial attack. Extraterrestrial lifeforms used their powerful technological and offensive powers to inflict various blows on Earth's humanity, destroying infrastructure and gradually driving Earth's people to the brink of despair.

I have launched a new strategy for the salvation of humanity. They identified a breakthrough in the atmosphere through which extraterrestrials had invaded, placed powerful laser weapons there, and mobilized the will of all humanity to fight. After continuing to disrupt and destroy a large army of extraterrestrials, they were finally defeated.

I protected the survival of humanity and was praised by the people. Since then, peace and prosperity have returned to Earth, and I have been able to see a future where humanity is alive and well and happy.
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