A Internet das Coisas e a Energia Limpa:
"In 1977, the cost of generating a single watt of solar electricitywas $76. By 2015, the cost had plummeted to $0.36. After the fixed costs for the installation of solar and wind are paid back—often as little as 2 to 8 years—the marginal cost of the harvested energy is nearly free. Unlike fossil fuels and uranium for nuclear power, in which the commodity itself always costs something, the sun collected on rooftops and the wind travelling up the side of buildings are free. In some regions of Europe and America, solar and wind energy is already as cheap, or cheaper, than fossil fuel or nuclear generated energy. The Internet of Things will enable businesses and prosumers to monitor their electricity usage in their buildings, optimize their energy efficiency, and share surplus green electricity with others across nations and continents....
The Internet of Things platform will provide real-time logistical data on pick-up and
delivery schedules, weather conditions, traffic flows, and up-to-the-moment information on
warehouse storage capacities on route. Automated dispatching will use Big Data and analytics to create algorithms and applications to ensure the optimization of aggregate energy efficiencies along the logistical routes and, by so doing, dramatically increase productivity while reducing the marginal cost of every shipment.
By 2030, at least some of the shipments on roads, railways, and water will likely be
carried out by driverless electric and fuel cell transport and drones, powered by near zero
marginal cost renewable energies, and operated by increasingly sophisticated analytics and algorithms. Driverless transport and drones will accelerate productivity and reduce the marginal labor cost of shipping goods toward near zero on a smart automated Transportation and Logistics Internet."
- Jeremy Rifkin, no paper "A Smart Green Third Industrial Revolution 2015 - 2020 Digital Europe: The Rise of the Internet of Things and the Economic Transformation of the EU"
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