1) State of the world's energy supply
< http://www.bootstrap.org/colloquium/session_02/session_02_crane.html >
2) The World Game Institute is a 27 year old non-profit research and
education organization whose mission is to supply the perspective and
information needed to solve the critical problems facing global society
of the twenty-first century.
< http://www.worldgame.org >
3) Migrating Toward the Intelligent Device Bill of Rights
IIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
5/2/01 CITRIS Update: Smart-Sensor Systems Demonstrated at UCB
"Emerging smart energy technology could potentially save the state as
much as $7 to $8 billion a year in electricity costs, say UC
Berkeley engineers. The technology can keep consumers' utility bills in
check as well as help reduce the demand for new power plants and avoid
their environmental consequences." ....
"CITRIS research depends on industry partnerships, a key component of
Davis' new California Institutes for Science and Innovation. As one of
these new University of California institutes, CITRIS is a partnership
between California industry, Berkeley and the UC campuses at Davis,
Santa Cruz and Merced. Legislation to fund CITRIS may be passed into law
in Sacramento next month." ...
"The goal of CITRIS research is to develop information technologies like
this that can readily be put to use to solve large-scale societal
problems affecting the quality of life, such as the energy shortage.
Inexpensive technologies to monitor information can be applied to many
environmental problems, such as controlling traffic congestion,
measuring the movement of buildings during an earthquake or maintaining
heating and cooling systems in office buildings. With continued
development and miniaturization, CITRIS technologies will also have an
impact on health care and distance learning" ...
Prof. Pister said "the Berkeley researchers plan, by this summer, to
have developed an autonomous sensor node with a tiny computer onboard,
its own power supply, and two-way communication capability, all in a
device that measures about 1 cubic millimeter. .... "By using an
inexpensive sensor network on the Berkeley campus, we would be saving
about $900,000 a year in electricity costs and cutting our power use by
at least 5 percent," Pister said.
Newton, the engineering dean, "estimated that energy savings nationwide
from use of such a monitoring system would be about $35 billion or more,
which would translate into a reduction of about 30,000 tons of carbon
emissions each year."
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