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Technology and electricity

Editorial

Dr. Tamaro J. Green

TJG News:

2021-02-18 17:00:46 viewed: 115

 

Increasing demands on power supplies from events such as the move to remote work and school, rise in cryptocurrency transactions, and the switch to streaming television and entertainment may be seen as factors that could possibly contribute to the power shortages that have occurred in some parts of the country during the recent storm.  Remote work and school requires computer and networking power supplies and if schools and workplaces are operating in cloud environments, they too have high power requirements.  Cryptocurrency exchanges require large sources of energy to create the cryptographic keys for the virtual coins.  The more purchases that are made on these exchanges, the more energy these exchanges may require.  The health crisis and the economic crisis both encourage the boom in streaming television and entertainment.  Smart devices, televisions, and the clou computing data centres that deliver media to these devices may increase the appeal for electrical energy.  The recent trends may be exasperated by the unique storm; however it may also demonstrate the need for further evaluation of energy sources and requirements.

 

Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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