Why is energy so high?Submitted by Svens Son on Fri, 04/18/2008 - 08:16
There may be some who are controlling the price.
Yet, the US consuption of energy is overboard. And
the rest of the planet is not far behind. Why.
For one thing, Tesla wanted DC power systems, produced
at your home, where Edison wanted AC power systems, produced
by plants, and power lines ran to your home.
Tesla wanted to sell the production method, Edison, wanted to control
the electricity, and create a continuing income. The loss of power through the transmission of power through lines, is probable about 35% of the power we use.
Second, and the reason for this post. I was doing a little digging, and I found a pdf published by NASA in 7/01. It states on page 18 that 15% of all power in 2001 was used by computers, and it predicted by 2010 that a whopping 60% would be used by computers.
It's a fascinating pdf, mentioning Moravec "mind children" and Zeroth order logic and lots of other interesting insight into how these people think.
I found it researching "smart clouds"