27 Jun '16, 6pm

Making solar panels and electric cars as commonplace as home computers:

Making solar panels and electric cars as commonplace as home computers:

Over at PopSci , Jeremy Deaton has been tracking the growth of clean energy and tracking it against some of the other major technological revolutions of the past century. It's slow long snout of a beginning pretty closely mirrors what was seen with fax machines and personal computers in the past 50 years, and at some point each of those technologies hit a point where their growth turbo charged. One reason for that change, Deaton points out, is that large companies decided, en masse, to jump in with both feet. The fax machine, Deaton writes, was around long before becoming ubiquitous in the Eighties. It was used by newspaper editors to send text and information in a way similar to the way newspapers had pioneered the use of the telegraph and wireless a half-century before. It was when corporations in the Eighties decided to all simultaneously outfit their offices with fax m...

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