TEDx: Who will run the world for the next 100 years? / Desmond Wheatley

Who will run the world for the next 100 years? Envision Solar President and CEO Desmond Wheatley argues that it will be whoever has abundant sources of power. That is constructive power, rather than destructive power, which is essential to run the information and technology industries that our world is entirely dependent on. Additionally, Wheatley states that energy equals water. And, with less than 1% of the world’s fresh water available for use, desalination is becoming an increasingly plausible solution. The only problem now is that energy is expensive. But, once cities have the will to switch over to renewables, that will no longer be an issue. Could you imagine as an net exporter of water? Desmond Wheatley can. 

via Envision Solar
Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "TEDx: Who will run the world for the next 100 years? / Desmond Wheatley" 18 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=294941>

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    Desalination, really ? As in peak oil, peak water is not about the lack of the resource but, rather, getting the resource to the masses. Let’s not forget peak food. Last I checked a build-up of the required infrastructure to enable this mobilty of resources requires heavy machinery. Take this a step further in consideration of international trade, i.e. your corn for our steel, and the notion of solar powered shipping, rail and food industries becomes far reaching. But not to worry, it is the “information and technology industries that our world is entirely dependent on”. I’m hungry, is there an app for that ?

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