Did you know that: “Worldwide, the digital warehouses use about 30 billion watts of electricity, roughly equivalent to the output of 30 nuclear power plants, according to estimates industry experts compiled for The Times” (Glanz, J. 2012)? At this rate, the internet industry will account for more global warming than the Airline industry?
Internet is not the zero-waste, clean resource it seems to be. Every word typed, every picture uploaded, every undeleted email, every website created constitute infinite data that, although we tend to forget, needs to be stored. Continue reading