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By Robert Olson, David Rejeski

We sit down on the doorstep of a number of revolutions in robot, genetic, details, and communique applied sciences, whose robust interactions promise social and environmental modifications we're in simple terms starting to comprehend. How will we expect their affects and confirm that those new applied sciences support stream us in a extra sustainable course? Environmentalism and the applied sciences of day after today is a set of essays by means of best scientists, technologists, and thinkers that learn the character of present technological adjustments, their environmental implications, and attainable concepts for the transition to a sustainable destiny. It deals a baseline realizing of recent technological advancements, in addition to vital insights for relocating past business-as-usual via constructing extra anticipatory methods to environmental safeguard and extra entire ideas for selling the transformation of technology.Among the participants are Brad Allenby, David Bell, Steward model, Michael Braungart, Lester Brown, Joanne Ciulla, Denis Hayes, Hazel Henderson, Amory Lovins, William McDonough, Gary Marchant, David Ronfeldt, John Seely-Brown, Gus Speth, and Timothy Sturgeon.

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This industry involves developing the global electronic infrastructure, as well as the services, to make teleconferencing possible. One day there may be thousands of firms organizing electronic conferences. New Jobs in the Eco-Economy Restructuring the global economy and creating new industries will create new jobs—indeed, whole new professions and new specialties within professions. For example, as wind becomes an increasingly prominent energy source, tens of thousands of new jobs will be created in turbine manufacturing, installation, and maintenance, as well as the thousands of wind meteorologists who will be needed to select the best sites for wind farms.

Adopting Biological Patterns and Processes Resource productivity is the cornerstone of the next industrial revolution, but is only its beginning. Beyond reducing waste through improve- 34 a new age of resource productivity ments in efficiency lies the challenge of eliminating the entire concept of waste by adopting biological patterns and processes. Adopting the model of natural systems, in which everything is recycled and nothing goes to waste, implies closing the loops in the flow of toxic materials and eliminating any industrial output that represents a disposal cost rather than a saleable product.

Investment opportunities will abound in the food economy. It is likely that the world demand for seafood, for example, will increase at least by half over the next fifty years, and perhaps much more. If so, fish-farming output—now 31 million tons a year—will roughly need to triple, as will investments in fish farming. Although aquaculture is likely to slow from its 11 percent yearly growth of the last decade, it is nonetheless likely to be robust, presenting a promising opportunity for investors.

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