Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this revolutionary way of growing food on the internet. Per square foot, aquaponics is the most productive form of agriculture on the planet, and is a perfect example of a living machine: a self-sufficient assembly of plants and animals that functions like an ecosystem, producing food for people without creating waste products or pollution. One problem is maintaining the fish in the fish tank.
On the next page is one of the ways to improve an aquaponics system is to make the system smarter.