Ramblings on having privacy in public spaces

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

How global warming affects privacy

When a tsunami is about to hit, who cares about privacy?

Recently I got to watch the movie about global warming An Inconvenient Truth, where Al-Gore predicts that global warming will increase temperatures to unlivable conditions, hampering all our resources.

Would this cause us to re-look at electronic systems? At high temperatures, would we face more crashes, and thus need to re-look at how many computers we employ to prioritize its use? RFID tags barely use any energy. But in the days of everyware, would we face a situation where there is a large energy consumption by the reading and storing information of mega-trillions of tagged objects?

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