A Modern Alternative To The Power Grid

A power network that is less vulnerable to blackout can be built by learning from the decentralized nature of the World Wide Web.
August 21, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The power grid is increasingly vulnerable to disruption because of energy shortages and terrorism...The problem with the existing grid in the US and elsewhere is that each part of the system is so dependent on the rest of the system working that when a single malfunction occurs anywhere, it can result in power loss everywhere. To prevent a repetition of this kind of blackout requires the creation of a decentralised, distributed electricity grid...There is an important lesson here to be learned from the development of the decentralised worldwide web."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Monday, October 3, 2005 in The Guardian Unlimited

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