So, should there be limits to internet growth to halt it’s ever growing energy & carbon footprint, especially as we head further into IoT? Nice to see our limits2016 paper opinion piece picked up by tech radar and the IET, too.
There has been much interest in the Sharing Economy in recent years, accompanied with the hope that it will change and specifically make better use of existing resources. From a sustainability point of view, sharing of resources is good, surely? It could even be said that the Sharing Economy ought to align well with Computing within Limits and its underlying premises. In this paper with Daniel Pargman and Elina Eriksson at KTH, however, we take a critical stance and will elaborate on the intersection between the Sharing Economy and Limits. Download The paper in PDF format.