Apparently old news1 but

The world’s data centers are projected to surpass the airline industry as a greenhouse gas polluter by 2020, according to a new study by McKinsey & Co.

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It makes an interesting point on how things have changed and was part of a story on why data centers ought to move to Iceland2

The other interesting quote was from Tim Geithner – just replace “capital” with “intellectual capital” or “self-directed learning.” In the same way he’s saying we need banks etc. to be prepared for an uncertain future- to have the capital in reserve to handle the unexpected, we’ve got to have people who have the intellectual capital to change and learn as they have to handle increasing changes and complexity in our world.

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1 Article is from May 1, 2008

2 Cool temperatures and cheap, carbon-free electricity – I wonder if those types of geographical moves won’t start to happen.

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