Why is it that no matter how someone investigates, calculates, and presents something related to man causing global warming, they never put it in perspective? During the 30 seconds it takes me to enter and complete a Gooble search, how much CO2 have I personally produced by simply breathing? How much CO2 is being produced daily by the 6B people on the planet? How much CO2 is being produced daily by the fires in Texas and Minnesota? We need some perspective to evaluate how big a deal these reports are.
In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.