Genuinely Useful
Genuinely Useful
Dec 6, 2019
Pt 2 - Embodied Energy of the Internet - Katie Singer
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“If people remain unaware, in the illusion of the simplicity of sending an email, then there isn’t really a way to move forward until Nature imposes limits on us”

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Where do we get these wonderful toys? What are the hidden costs of the Internet? How do we get silicon wafers for electronics manufacturing?

And while we’re at it, how are we able to download podcasts for free? Or is it free? What is the true cost? 

Katie Singer is the author of An Electronic Silent Spring

http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/

https://www.ourweb.tech

 

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Bandcamp -> “Easy Life”

Music by Abe Vandenberg

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Links and References:

 

Get informed about the true costs of using a smartphone

http://www.ourweb.tech/campaign/

 

Reassembling Rubbish: Worlding Electronic Waste by Josh Lepawsky

https://www.amazon.com/Reassembling-Rubbish-Worlding-Electronic-Waste/dp/0262535335

 

Heather White’s award winning film “Complicit” about workers poisoned by benzene and n-hexane

http://www.complicitfilm.org/

 

Our Web of Inconvenient Truths - Nov 2019 Newsletter

https://www.ourweb.tech/november-2019-newsletter/

 

Modern Slavery and Your Devices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlDNfOXBFLA&feature=share

 

On Global Electricity Usage of Communication Technology: Trends to 2030

https://www.mdpi.com/2078-1547/6/1/117

 

The Campaign to Reduce Our Internet Footprint

www.ourweb.tech/campaign

 

Why do we burn coal and trees to make solar panels?

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335083312_Why_do_we_burn_coal_and_trees_to_make_solar_panels

 

On Global Electricity Usage of Communication Technology: Trends to 2030

https://www.mdpi.com/2078-1547/6/1/117

 

Limits to Growth by Donella H. Meadows 

https://www.amazon.com/Limits-Growth-Donella-H-Meadows/dp/193149858X

 

Our Web of InconvenientTruths

https://www.ourweb.tech/stellanatura2020

 

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Episode Artwork Photo credit: Ian Battaglia

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