The Internet of Things Saves the Planet

Posted: February 27, 2012 in citizenship, ethics, newmedia, space, technology, time
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The internet of things and a smart grid, a highly efficient power grid that uses advanced programs and wirelessly connected devices to distribute power without wasting it, can play a huge role in saving environment and making the world more sustainable.

Internet of things can make the world greener by:

– cutting energy losses for example in lightning, heating, air conditioning and transport via smart software

-saving water by using smart internet operated watering systems

-making people more conscious of the amount of trash they are producing by making all the wasted objects traceable

Telecom company Ericsson’s chief executive Hans Vestberg argues that “By 2020, there will be around 50 billion devices connected to a wireless network — and a huge chunk of those devices will be able to drastically reduce carbon emissions and environmental impact by virtue of being connected to the Internet.”

Devices connected to internet can be more efficiently operated and therefore the network can be used to save energy and the world.

References:

http://gigaom.com/2012/01/13/how-the-internet-of-things-could-make-the-world-safer-greener/

http://www.fastcompany.com/biomimicry/how-the-internet-of-things-is-turning-cities-into-organisms

http://gigaom.com/cleantech/the-internet-of-things-energy/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/24/idUS3370623720110324

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