Green society through communication and information

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Green society through communication and information

  1. 1. Green Society throughCommunication and Information Jaak Henno, Tallinn Technical University “Nothing in this book is true.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle “ Not everything here might be untrue.” ― JH
  2. 2. OUR WORLD
  3. 3. Which World Would You Like More?
  4. 4. The bare minimum per person for drinking and sanitation is measured at 20 liters a day But in Germany average is 130 liters In the United States - between 200 and 400 liters per person per day
  5. 5. each human breathes 15000 liters of air each day
  6. 6. ALL CAN BE MEASURED
  7. 7. Decreasing Biodiversity
  8. 8. Extinction of Plants and Animals
  9. 9. Extinction and Population
  10. 10. Entropy is a measure of the disorderThe Second Law of Thermodynamics : Entropy of a closed system alwaysincreasesENTROPY
  11. 11. What is Information ?• Tom Stonier: information is a part of the physical universe the same way as matter and energy• Konrad Zuse, inventor of digital computer and the first high-level programming language: – the whole universe is being computed by some automaton, everything is just a computation – nobody has yet shown any flaws in Zuses argument
  12. 12. Increase of Information• Amount of man-made information grows exponentially• Currently we create in every two days as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003
  13. 13. New communication formats• Digital natives are abondaning glyph-based languages and introducing new communication formats; most often based on video – to YouTube is uploaded every second more than 24 hours of video – in Feb 2011 MIT Press released Learning From YouTube  - a free online-only "video book“- peer- reviewed with an ISBN number http://chronicle.com/article/Free-Video-Book-From/126
  14. 14. INTERACTIONS
  15. 15. Language is our proxy of the World
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