Sunday, March 1, 2020

Your internet use damages the environment

"A group of researchers from the European Commission, led by Dr Rabih Bashroush, found that those 4.6 billion streams of Despacito had used as much electricity as the combined annual electricity consumption of Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Sierra Leone and the Central African Republic."

I started wondering about this when I heard about the great lengths cloud computing providers go to cool all their equipment.  This is another example where we set up new technologies without worrying what the long-term consequences might be, or what a better alternative might be.

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