What do hydrogen, quantum computers and satellites have in common? 🫧💻🛰️

They're all key technologies to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

Our #StrategicForesight report identifies 10 areas for action to maximise synergies between the green and digital transitions in the EU.

@EU_Commission These claims go entirely against the consensus in the field.

The projected growth in AI, blockchain, IoT will lead to a massive rise in emissions, not a reduction. And contrary to your claim, none of these technologies is essential in reducing emissions.

Quantum Computing is unlikely to be mainstream by 2050 and has currently no promise of energy efficiency. There are much more promising compute technologies. Space-based services cause emissions in the upper atmosphere which leads to additional warming of those layers, making global warming worse.

Please check with experts before posting things like this.(fwiw, I am an expert in low-carbon and sustainable computing so green & digital transition is my area)

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@volume I happen to do research on quantum computing. I am not going to try and change your mind.
Quantum computers will become more mainstream and it could be within 20 years. For cracking crypto, it will be sooner, but those machines will consume a lot of electricity.

Quantum computers have advantages for certain classes of problems, and that includes weather and climate simulations, so eventually some good could come out of that. But quantum computing is a distraction. It is not what we need to tackle the climate crisis.

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