The world changed forever with the invention of modern computing. While mankind has always been good at building tools, the computer has propelled us to an entirely new kind of future, one that may see us eventually create a true artificial sentience, once that’s capable of being as intelligent as we are, and likely even more so.
The power of cloud computing has become more and more publicised as of late. This is because it seems as if overnight, the world converted to cloud data systems. However, the truth is, cloud technology has been a part of our lives for quite some time.
One arm of the current climate crisis that doesn’t often make headlines is the rampant deforestation that’s taking place across the world. Planet Earth provides the perfect environment for forests to thrive, with plenty of nutrients, water, and an ozone later to project plants from the harshness of space.
But on a global scale, humanity is cutting back natural forest at an astounding rate, and it’s something that’s cause for great concern.
Humans are the most innovative species that the Earth has ever seen. Our invention of various technologies has allowed us to dominate the planet in every aspect, and today we are virtually in control of almost everything that happens across the world.
Part of the reason our technology has advanced so quickly in a relatively short amount of time is due to our seemingly endless desire for conflict.
Most people at home have more than a few devices that are able to connect to the internet. When a device makes a request for a website to be loaded, that information comes from a server. Servers can be home-built and only consist of a few components, but this isn’t enough to power the world’s traffic.
Instead, we rely on massive data centres, warehouse-like buildings that are packed with hundreds of servers at once, all working together to serve the general population’s internet requirements.
Solar panels are seen as a revolution in the way that we generate electricity. As the fossil fuel industry continues to lose revenue and support every year, and as more companies and individuals begin to invest in solar alternatives, the overall cost of installing a solar array and plugging it into the main grid has never been cheap.
The brand-new gold rush in the digital world is all about renewable energy. However, more than that, it is about making this energy reliable. This means that finding ways to not just generate it but to store it when it is not required and release it when it is necessary.
More and more regions around the world are suffering from water shortages. It’s believed that due to the changing climate of the planet combined with the constant draw on fresh water by most large industries, potable water will not always be as abundant as it is now.
This isn’t to say that water will simply disappear, but rather that it will be increasingly difficult for officials to provide enough water for most people.
Solar arrays are a collection of solar panels and other devices connected together with the aim of using the power of the sun to generate electricity. As the oil industry has entered a long decline, and renewable energies have skyrocketed in popularity, more and more countries around the world are adopting solar as the next big shift in generating the power necessary to keep global industries going.
In terms of global warming the Earth is heading towards an irreparable state of suffering: 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record. While some are looking to government legislation to cut emissions, others are looking to technology for help.