Environmental Issues Greening through IT Human Abilities Evolved in
Different Contexts Scale Problem Bill Tomlinson
Associate Professor of Informatics
University of California, Irvine
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
July 13, 2010 Time Space Complexity http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronlayters/170595682/ Image created by Robert A. Rohde / Global Warming Art Information Technology Role in Creating
Force Multiplier http://www.flickr.com/photos/zivturner/2753229887/ Global Climatic Disruption Biodiversity Loss Overpopulation Pollution Sea Level Rise Learning Running Away Cooperating Helps Bridge the Gap http://www.flickr.com/photos/horizon/120891838/sizes/o/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/leonardlow/340741348/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/levoodoo/3127582105/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/wili/295189351/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3122643466/sizes/o/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/interplast/9155841/sizes/o/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/201034654/sizes/l/ http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002600/a002681/apollo17_earth_web.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/unclassified/2991996634/sizes/o/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sevensixfive/468461619/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/gord99/476428987/sizes/l/ Human Environmental
http://www.flickr.com/photos/47007870@N00/424914765 Green IT:
Examples Scale Energy Use
E-waste http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Late_Human_evolution_scheme.png Making Tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum_photography/2644890096/sizes/o/ http://bettercarbon.com Sustainable Software Engineering GreenTracker Social Code
Group MIT Press
May 2010 Our problems are man-made,
therefore they may be solved by man.
-JFK Ask the reindeer... Nevertheless, reindeer
couldn't see the future,
or use IT. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigfez/354906135/sizes/o/ (Klein, 1968) The Value of IT Thanks!
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All of you for listening Questions?
email@example.com IT supports efficiency, but the relationship between efficiency and sustainability is unclear.
Nevertheless, IT enables new ways
to understand causality, predict the future, and take action accordingly.See the full transcript