About those kill-switched Ukrainian tractors

A vintage John Deere tractor whose wheel hubs have been replaced with HAL 9000 eyes, matted over a background of the cyber-waterfall image from The Matrix.
Cryteria/CC BY 3.0, modified

Update: An earlier draft of this story describes the John Deere practice of requiring farmers to buy seed from Monsanto in order to access the data generated by their own plowing. While this was once the case (I had this arrangement described in detail to me by a

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