It's a shame that is has taken so long for every industry to learn that elegance in design is more important that brute force. In this case it is elegance in power management. As mobile device power demand eats up 1% of the world's energy generations, it only makes sense. To put that into perspective, smelting all the world's aluminum eats up 5% of global energy, 1% is enormous.
I visited the "greenest" building in Chicago recently and realized, it could be more green. Most of its energy still comes from the infrastructure, despite its multitudes of solar panels and geothermal harvesting. If that is the best we can do, we have a long way to go. Their call should be a little louder.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
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