One of the especially interesting sections of “Hot, Flat and Crowded” is Friedman’s detailed description of the highly inefficient utility system in this country and the exciting promise of a more intelligent grid as digital and green technologies merge to create a smart infrastructure. Along that line there was an good item in the New York Times today about IBM’s Sam Palmisano suggestion that embarking on a strong public-private intelligent infrastructure initiative could significantly contribute to reverting the nation’s economic troubles. While IBM would likely benefit from such a plan, Palmisano raises important points. And certainly a green revolution must be built on much smarter systems as Friedman so effectively outlines in his book.
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