Archive for October, 2009|Monthly archive page

How to save the planet

Actually, according to Marvin Minksy, the co-founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Artificial Intelligence lab, who is according to some people ‘the smartest guy we know’, it won’t be too hard at all. All we have to do is wait 16 more years, after which solar technology will be so advanced and cheap that we can easily use all that solar energy to power the world.

Of course it doesn’t hurt to start now, but according to Marvin solar energy advances follow the law of Moore (not More, Moore). Moore says every 2 years computers will be twice as fast and twice as powerful. So far that has been true for over 30 years.

The video below is hilarious but at the end gets a little more serious…

(This is a Blog Action Day post)

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