Solar panels, paired with batteries to enable power at night, can produce several orders of magnitude more electricity than is consumed by the entirety of human civilization … Even if the solar industry were only to generate 40% of the world’s electricity with photovoltaics by 2040, that would mean installing more than 400 GW of solar capacity per year for the next 25 years. We absolutely believe that solar power can and will become the world’s predominant source of energy within our lifetimes, but there are obviously a lot of panels that have to be manufactured and installed in order for that to happen.
New cover for Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. “The spine is screen-printed with a matchbook striking paper surface, so the book itself can be burned.”
WHO THE FUCK WOULD BURN A BOOK
have u read fahrenheit 451
Burn Lovely design—a very modern approach. I love the Truffaut ﬁlm of Fahrenheit 451.
Future tense Not quite as far forward as the BBC one I posted last week.
The future of education technology…
The future of education technology I imagine that projection, that 65 per cent of today’s grade-school children will wind up at jobs that don’t currently exist, is not far off the mark when you consider what we have today. Tumblr is full of rebloggable goodness today.
Reblogged futurescope:The Future Is Ours
Filmmaker Michael Marantz has just released The Future is Ours, a rousing two-minute tribute to the people and companies pushing humanity forward. Full screen, HD, headphones if you’ve got ‘em. Fair warning: this will, at a minimum, give you chills — but don’t be surprised if you feel your eyes start to well up.
Appropriate portmanteau: ‘Chort’ (Chilling + Short)
The future is ours Chilling? No. Just conﬁrmation that others and I are on the right path.
“The first stirrings of major intergenerational conflict are already being noted. The basic rights of the recent past – a safe job, free education and healthcare, secure homes to raise a family, a modest but comfortable old age – have slipped quietly away, all to be replaced by a myriad of vapid lifestyle choices and glittery consumer trinkets.”
Article: Generation F*cked
Fascinating article about Britain’s youth.
Great article from Adbusters, in some ways reﬂecting my own thoughts on the subject, which I had put on my old mayoral campaign fan page on Facebook.
Flights of fancy: what 1930s designers thought of 2000 fashion And in that last outﬁt for him, a form of mobile telephone. Ridiculous! (Found via Daniel Spector.)