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Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation
Author: Tony Seba

ISBN: 9780692210536
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 20 May 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5
Description:
The industrial age of energy and transportation will be over by 2030. Maybe before. Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous (self-driving) cars will disrupt and sweep away the energy and transportation industries as we know it. The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of rocks.

It ended because a disruptive technology ushered in the Bronze Age. The era of centralised, command-and-control, extraction-resource-based energy sources (oil, gas, coal and nuclear) will not end because we run out of petroleum, natural gas, coal, or uranium. It will end because these energy sources, the business models they employ, and the products that sustain them will be disrupted by superior technologies, product architectures, and business models. The same Silicon Valley ecosystem that created bit-based technologies that have disrupted atom-based industries is now creating bit- and electron-based technologies that will disrupt atom-based energy industries. This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the cell phone, Internet, and personal computer swept away industries such as landline telephony, publishing, and mainfra...

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