Gigaom Green:Net 2010 conference – a few sound bites

Steve Jurvetson on data centers: if we start with a clean sheet of paper, we can save a terawatt-hour of energy (1 trillion watt-hours)  from data centers.

Steve Jurvetson on cars – not long from now, we’ll look back and ask why we put a million vehicles on the road that were only 15% efficient (internal combustion engines)?

Bill Gross, CEO of Idealab, on how software and computing will deliver low cost solar: Resources are getting more expensive, EXCEPT for compute power. Thanks to Moore’s Law, compute power is getting cheaper. The answer? Use computing to model optimum efficiency of materials, assembly, and drag coefficient in stirling engines, solar thermal, and cars. This will radically improve efficiency since we can build hundreds of different models in minutes.


1 Response to “Gigaom Green:Net 2010 conference – a few sound bites”

  1. 1 jen mayer May 1, 2010 at 2:19 am

    I like this – think and model our way out of climate change. Instead of Apple’s motto “Think different,” the motto could be “Think more.”. But part of the problem is that almost nothing we use is designed from cradle to grave to be efficient, but is usually a new twist on a mediocre, half-baked model.

    What are stirling engines?

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