I wrote an article about the need for low-carbon and and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

tl;dr:

** The problem:
* By 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C. This growth in computing emissions is unsustainable: it would make it virtually impossible to meet the emissions warming limit.
* The emissions from production of computing devices far exceed the emissions from operating them, so even if devices are more energy efficient producing more of them will make the emissions problem worse. Therefore we must extend the useful life of our computing devices.
** The solution:
As a society we need to start treating computational resources as finite and precious, to be utilised only when necessary, and as effectively as possible. We need frugal computing: achieving the same results for less energy.
** The vision: please read the article, I'm out of characters.

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

@wim_v12e Thank you for this great article. Read it on the train and directly discussed it.

I would love a solarpunk future where my device stays with me for at least 25 years. I thought about learning Micro SMD soldering to repair my devices with minor bugs (e.g. the charging connector), but that wouldnt solve the ending software support. Policies would help.

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@philipp Thank you for reading and discussing it ! Spreading the message is my main aim.

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