Al Gore: Embedded Tech Can Help Heal the Earth
Conservationist envisions electronetor smart gridand improved efficiency in IT components to help lower power consumption and "greenhouse gas" emissions in future years. (LinuxDevices.com)Former Vice President Al Gore told Embedded Systems Conference keynote attendees in San Jose, Calif. today that energy-efficient IT systems of the futuremany containing embedded processorswill be a major factor in helping overcome the climate problems the Earth is now facing. "Embedded systems can be the key part of this," the self-styled "recovering politician" Gore told an audience of about 3,000 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center Civic Auditorium this morning. "We are now embedding more and more intelligence into everythingwith the exception of public policy," he joked.
Change is going to come in the millions and billions of embedded systems that will bring higher levels of performance and lower levels of power consumption to everything we do, Gore said.