Building sustainable computing systems is not only the conscientious thing to do, but curbing carbon emissions may result in a seismic shift in how we develop the hardware of the future.
Would the benefits outweigh the tradeoffs?
Transportation demand is increasing again
Expect an accident to create a new superhero called Bitcoin Man
New delivery truck purchases will be all-electric by 2030
A £160 million initial investment will get the ball rolling
It would be '20 years sooner than IPCC targets'
The fund may hasten the transition to a 'low-carbon economy'
Luxurious and eco-friendly
Using Earth as a heat source and the night sky as a heatsink
Microsoft plans to be carbon negative by 2030, pours 1 billion into tech that sucks carbon out of the atmosphere
The company also wants to undo its historical damage to the environment
Up to 3.5 gallons per day
They'll produce over 700,000 MWh of energy annually
Using advanced computer vision to reflect sunlight onto a target
The clean energy will go directly to the US' power grid
They will begin producing clean energy in 2020
Apple's suppliers are using a lot of clean energy but still do not have an electronic waste solution
Renewable energy is only one part of being a green company
The fund could generate enough energy to power 'nearly 1 million homes'