“Advanced computers have an unparalleled capacity for integrating very large amounts of data into recognizable visual patterns that allow the human brain to comprehend the meaning of billions of bits of data simultaneously.”

Going Far Quickly

Chapter Seventeen

The Power Of Information

p. 372 Because of the way the human brain works... easily by the average person.
Daniel Coyle, The Talent Code, 2009: 49-50. See also David G. Myers, Exploring Psychology, 2004, Sixth Edition: 266, and NANPA, 2009, available at http://www.nationalnanpa.com/about_us/abt_nanp.html
p. 372 But an infant at the age... most powerful computers
Pawan Sinha, Benjamin Balas, Yuri Ostrovsky, and Richard Russell, “Face Recognition by Humans,” Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 94, No. 11, November 2006. Available at http://web.mit.edu/bcs/sinha/papers/19results_sinha_etal.pdf
p. 374 The U.S. National Academy of Sciences... as a whole.
Task Group on the Review of Scientific Aspects of the NASA Triana Mission, National Research Council, Review of Scientific Aspects of the NASA Triana Mission, 2000. Available at http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=9789
p. 374 As a result of the NAS study... the political system.
Discovery News, “Gore-Sat climate probe may get second chance,” April 2, 2009. Available at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30018554/

Stephen Clark, Spaceflight Now, “Mothballed Satellite Sits in Warehouse, Waits for New Life,” March 2, 2009. Available at http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/sfn-090302-dscovr-update.html

Dr. Francisco Valero, Solutions Summit, August 4, 2009.
p. 379 Google Earth, for example... the surface of the earth.
Google Earth, available at http://earth.google.com/
p. 379 A new project... similar examples.
Project Vulcan, available at http://www.purdue.edu/eas/carbon/vulcan/index.php

Hestia, available at http://www.purdue.edu/climate/hestia/index.shtml
p. 379 Supercomputers are now used as tools... associated optics.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, “Workshop on Computational Biology: Focus on Hydrogen, Biomass, and Nanoscience,” 2004. Available at http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/36724.pdf
p. 380 The Central Intelligence Agency... open by scientists.
Associated Content, “The CIA and Global Warming,” October 17, 2006. Available at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/72279/the_cia_and_global_warming.html?cat=37
p. 380 There are many examples... Hubble Telescope.”
Linda Zall, Leon Fuerth, and Chris Clark, conversations with author, August 28, 2009.
p. 381 Information that was once... linked to satellite systems.
Ross S. Bricklemyer, Rick L. Lawrence, Perry R. Miller, and Norov Battogtokh, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, January 2007, Vol. 118, Iss. 1-4: 201-210.
p. 381 The Google PowerMeter... in real time.
Google PowerMeter, available at http://www.google.org/powermeter/
p. 381 Perhaps the most powerful... the energy needed.
Richard C. Dorf, Systems, Controls, Embedded Systems, Energy, and Machines, 2006, Third Edition.
p. 383 Industrial process automation... design and manufacturing.
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, “Fabrication Laboratory.” Available at http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/inside/cadcam/whatis.htm
p. 383 For example, in the United States... were empty.
US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations FAF Freight Traffic Analysis, June 27, 2007. Available at http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/freight_analysis/faf/faf2_reports/reports7/c3_payload.htm
p. 383 UPS has saved... the other direction.
Joel Lovell, “Left-Hand-Turn Elimination,: New York Times, December 9, 2007. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/09/magazine/09left-handturn.html
p. 383 Similarly, automatic light... hidden behind walls.
US Department of Energy, “Energy-Saving Tips.” Available at http://www.energy.gov/energysavingtips.htm
p. 383 Much larger savings... their profits as well.
The Los Angeles Times, “Industry Leaders Endorse Hughes CFC Replacement,” January 23, 1992: A1.
p. 385 New service providers... waste, wages, and profits.
Earth Times, “Hara Recognized as Leader in Carbon Management Software,” October 2, 2009. Available at http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/hara-recognized-as-leader-in-carbon-management-software,983729.shtml

Amit Chatterjee (Solutions Summit, August 4, 2009).
p. 385 In many cases... used in the products.
Alan Greenspan, Remarks at the 80th Anniversary Awards Dinner of the Conference Board, “Technological Advances and Productivity,” October 16, 1996. Available at http://www.federalreserve.gov/BOARDDOCS/SPEECHES/1996/19961016.htm
p. 385 Even as they begin... contributing to global warming.
The McKinsey Quarterly, “How IT Can Cut Carbon Emissions,” October 2008. Available at http://www.mckinsey.com/clientservice/ccsi/pdf/how_it_can_cut_carbon_missions.pdf

The McKinsey Quarterly, “Data Centers: How to Cut Carbon Emissions and Costs,” November 2008. Available at http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Data_centers_How_to_cut_carbon_emissions_and_costs_2255
p. 385 For example, the federal regulatory... mandates wastefulness.
David Palecek, conversation with author.
p. 386 In other forms of agricultural... the same fields.
See, for example, Geotimes, “Satellite Precision Farming,” August 2001. Available at http://www.agiweb.org/geotimes/aug01/Satellite_precision.html
p. 388 I have now trained... a regular basis.
For more information, see The Climate Project. Available at http://www.theclimateproject.org/
p. 388 The Alliance for Climate Protection... the needed solutions.
For more information, see The Alliance for Climate Protection. Available at http://www.climateprotect.org/
p. 388 Paul Hawken... groups rely on.
Paul Hawken, Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming, 2007: 2-4.
p. 388 Similarly, after U.S. laws were modified... public awareness.
US Environmental Protection Agency, Toxics Release Inventory Program, 2009. Available at http://www.epa.gov/tri/index.htm
p. 388 This same principle... consumption levels.
Wired, “Desktop Orb Could Reform Energy Hogs,” July 24, 2007. Available at http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/15-08/st_thompson
p. 389 such meters are set to be required equipment in the United Kingdom by 2020
Adam Vaughan, "Smart energy meters in every UK home by 2020," The Guardian, May 11, 2009. Available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/may/11/smart-meters-energy-efficiency.
p. 389 distributed 120 of the orbs
Clive Thompson, "Desktop Orb Could Reform Energy Hogs," Wired, August 2007. Available at http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/15-08/st_thompson.
p. 389 365,000 metric tons per year
Southern California Edison, Southern California Edison Backgrounder, last accessed October 30, 2009. Available at http://www.edison.com/files/VMC_BGSmartConnect091009.pdf.
p. 389 Customers in a smart meter pilot in California reduced
Max Hogg, "Do smart meters actually save energy?", Financial Times, ft.com/energysource, May 11, 2009. Available at http://blogs.ft.com/energy-source/2009/05/11/do-smart-meters-actually-save-energy.
p. 389 Similar tests in Ireland and Illinois show energy savings
Max Hogg, "Do smart meters actually save energy?", Financial Times, ft.com/energysource, May 11, 2009. Available at http://blogs.ft.com/energy-source/2009/05/11/do-smart-meters-actually-save-energy.

Associated Press, "'Smart' power meters herald future of our electricity use," May 5, 2008, last access October 30, 2009. Available at http://www.kcby.com/news/tech/18577924.html.
p. 391 One of the local government.... in many other cities.
“Jack Maple, 48, a Designer of City Crime Control Strategies,” The New York Times, August 6, 2001. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/06/nyregion/jack-maple-48-a-designer-of-city-crime-control-strategies.html

See also Government Technology, “Jack Maple: Betting on Intelligence,” April 1, 1999. Available at http://www.govtech.com/gt/94865
p. 391 One of the most advanced systems... problem prevention.”
James Bueermann, Mapping Out Crime: Highlights in Crime Mapping and Data-Driven Management, “Redlands: A Holistic Approach to Policing,” July 12, 1999. Available at http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/npr/library/papers/bkgrd/crimemap/section5.html#Redlands