will be able to buy a house with rooftop solar panels and batteries installed that store enough power to meet most or all of your energy needs – for a total cost of about $1.20 per day added to your mortgage? Anyone born in 2016 may never need to learn how to drive!
How could this be? One of my good friends is Tony Seba, who wrote “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030.” This fantastic book lays out in by Ed Maguire detail how declining costs and advances in solar, batteries, electric vehicles and self-driving cars together will revolutionize how we live. Tony predicts that by 2030, – All new energy will be provided by solar or wind. – All new mass-market vehicles will be electric. – All of these vehicles will be autonomous (self-driving) or semi-autonomous. – The car market will shrink by 80%. – Gasoline will be obsolete. Nuclear is already obsolete. Natural Gas and Coal will be obsolete. – Up to 80% of highways will not be needed. – Up to 80% of parking spaces will not be needed. – The concept of individual car ownership will be obsolete. – The Car Insurance industry will be disrupted. The taxi industry will be obsolete. Think about the smartphone you have in your pocket. It’s pretty amazing to think that the latest iPhone has millions of times the computing power used to send Apollo astronauts to the moon. The iPhone 6’s clock is 32,600 times faster than the best Apollo era computers and can perform instructions 120 million times faster. Plus it fits in your pocket for a few hundred dollars. That’s the power of exponential technologies – and solar is benefit-
Published on Apr 14, 2016
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