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Are traditional sail boats the future of trade? - CNN.com

Are traditional sail boats the future of trade? - CNN.com | The P2P Daily | Scoop.it

"The 19th Century "Golden Age of Sail" is seeing a revival as modern day cargo ships turn to wind power -- in a bid for eco-friendly travel.

(...)The industry contributes 4% of global carbon emissions, United Nations figures show. Indeed, it says that if shipping were a country, it would be the sixth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world.
But it could be that the winds of change are on the horizon. From January next year, new International Maritime Organization regulations will require shipping companies to cut emissions by 20% over the next seven years and a further 50% by 2050."


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The internet of things: how connected devices can drive sustainability

The internet of things: how connected devices can drive sustainability | The P2P Daily | Scoop.it

At this point, it's easy to drift into your worst Hal 2001: A Space Odyssey nightmare scenarios and envisage the creepy data map companies will soon be compiling once, say, our digitally enabled toothbrush is snooping on our daily brushing habits. But just like any technology, this retrofitted internet of things can only be as good or bad as the way we choose to use it.

 

So let's imagine how objects with connected online identities can actually drive sustainability. Imagine a portfolio of household good products – your laundry detergent and your dishwater – communicating with you to give a personal record that can help reduce water and energy use. Or imagine medical devices like glucose monitors that come with dietary advice and medicines that provide online side-effect alerts and tests. Or wine and spirits bottles that provide not just terroir history and cocktail tips but also personalised healthy drinking advice.

 

Established peer-to-peer services like AirBnB and the US private car sharing/rental company Relay Rides already point to how connected objects can promote sustainability. In the case of Relay Rides, subscribers who need access to cars but don't want to own a vehicle rent other people's private cars on a journey-by-journey basis. Now spin that model forward to multiple shared ownership of a single vehicle equipped with a digital identity connected to all the owners. The vehicle becomes the hub of an online network that allows, for example, four different owners, to effectively share that one car.


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Dot the Connections: The Future of the Internet of Things | Broadband for America

Dot the Connections: The Future of the Internet of Things | Broadband for America | The P2P Daily | Scoop.it

Between 2011 and 2020 the number of connected devices globally will grow from 9 billion to 24 billion, according to The Connected Life: A USD4.5 trillion global impact in 2020. In this new report, R “Ray” Wang, a Forbes contributor, discusses the possibility of devices connected to, communicating through, and building relationships on the Internet. Over the next decade, Mr. Wang envisions:

 

Sensors will be even more ubiquitous. For instance, the camera at the traffic light and overseeing the freeway; those are sensors. That new bump in the parking space and new box on the street lamp; those are sensors. From listening for gun shots to monitoring a chicken coop, sensors are cropping up in every area of your life.

 

Machine to Machine [M2M] relationships will generate connected data that will affect many aspects of your life. Connected Data will be used to fine-tune predictives that will prevent crimes, anticipate your next purchase and take over control of your car to avoid traffic jams. The nascent form of this is already happening: Los Angeles and Santa Cruz police are using PredPol to predict & prevent crimes; location-aware ads popping up in your favorite smartphone apps; and Nevada and California are giving driver licenses to robotic cars.

 

Sustainability isn’t only about saving the planet. It’s also about saving money. Saving the planet, reducing dependence on polluting energy sources and reducing waste in landfills are all good things, but they aren’t part of the fiduciary responsibilities of most executives. However, Smart Buildings, recycling & composting, and Green IT all increase a company’s bottom line – all aspects of being a successful executive.


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New Deforestation and Logging Tracker Reveals Tree Loss in South America in (Almost) Real-Time

New Deforestation and Logging Tracker Reveals Tree Loss in South America in (Almost) Real-Time | The P2P Daily | Scoop.it
A new tracking system for deforestation and logging uses satellite imagery and on-the-ground processing to display data on tree loss in close to real-time.

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