Without the assistance of machines and chemicals, a good seventy five percent of a population would be engaged in agriculture. Aside from the obvious problems associated with the history and practicalities of such back to the land wishy-washy theories, would this be a good thing for us or a bad thing for us and the world we live in? Probably a question for an Artificial Intelligence rather than our own, yet worth considering.
Of the problems associated with the answer yes to this question are the physical
disciplines that would be required from those of us engaged in agriculture. Of
the benefits associated with the answer yes to this question would be the nature
of the relationship a person can develop with hard work, the land and its
creatures. Alternatively accountants could give butterflies a column, but I
don't think they'd know how to.