Tech & Power: Thinking, Technology and Power

Tech & Power: Resource and Energy Thoughts

Tech & Power: Offset through Technology Innovation

Tech & Power: Computer Advances

Tech & Power: Computer Advances

Tech & Power: Computer Advances

Tech & Power: Displays

Tech & Power: Light Sources

Tech & Power: Power Generation

Tech & Power: Power Generation

Tech & Power: Conclusion



OLED Project

In the past many devices were created with little concern of direct or indirect impacts on society or the environment.

While technology developers have begun to utilize systems thinking by looking at development from beyond the scope of a device, the greatest improvements have occurred arguably in the last fifteen years.

This may be observed in the rise of device recyclability, resource utilization and power consumption. In this presentation I'll focus on power.
EU Fusion Project
To begin, let's look at power and resource consumption and where it is forecasted to go in this TED video.

Start video at 6:20.
While it may sound like we've got a bleak future, the continued evolution of technology in terms of power consumption (and generation outside of fusion) will ease that future.
Univac 1
(size of small house)

Intel Pineview
Intel Pineview
(size of penny)
The first commercial computer, UNIVAC 1 consumed 125,000 Watts of power (approximately the power consumption of ten homes) with 2.25Mhz of processing power.

Today the Intel Pineview processor consumes 7 Watts of power with 1.83 Ghz of processing power.
Molecular Transistor
Molecular Transistor
Technology being developed now, such as the molecular transitor, will allow processors to be built to consume even less power than they do now.
Samsung qFHD Transparent OLED
qFHD Display
New display technology such as the qFHD Transparent OLED Display by Samsung means that a laptop (and other devices) consume even less power.

Quantum Dots Sample
Quantum Dots
As display technology has changed, power requirements have gone down.

The annual cost of a CRT is 63% higher than an equivalent sized LCD display.

An average plasma television consumes 301 Watts of power.

An average LCD television consumes 111 Watts of power.

An average LED lcd television consumes 101 Watts of power.

The Quantum Dot LED television will have 40% greater efficiency than LCD. See Quantum Dot [spec] and [image].
Light Source Comparison

Light source power consumption (based on a traditional 60 Watt incandescent bulb) has gone from 60 Watts to 6 Watts.
Power Generation Comparison

There are many technologies being developed to create power to help offset energy demand.
Power from Trees

Energy capture from biological forms is also being researched such as capturing electricity from trees.

Bones are already being created from trees
New devices capitalize on technological innovation to consume less power than their predecessors.

Less energy demand as legacy devices are replaced.

People save money by consuming less power.

As technology continues to evolve, power demand for many devices will continue to decease.

Likewise new power generation technology will produce more power.
America's most common light bulb gets LED replacement
Clare Solar Cell Products
Colorful Quantum-Dot Displays Coming to Market
First Molecular Transistor Created
Glitter-sized solar photovoltaics produce competitive results
Intel Atom
Intel Pentium III 1133
Korea to build a Gen-4 OLED lighting plant, will start mass-producing in 2013
LED LCD vs Plasma
LED Lighting Products
LG introduced LX9500 full HD LED 3D TV with 480Hz support
Monitor power consumption basics
Philips: OLED windows in a few years
Quantum-dot LED may be screen of choice for future electronics
Quantum dot display
Quantum Dots QDTV Displays from Nanoco Technologies
QD Vision: Displays
Samsung short-neck High-Definition CRT
Scientists Draw Electricity from Trees