Data is the world’s most valuable (un)natural resource.

Data is the world’s most valuable (un)natural resource.
02/02/2018 Aron Lazarchick
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There is no questioning the importance of data and the internet for the spread of global capitalism around the globe. Increasingly the flow of data contributes more to the world’s GDP than the flow of physical goods. Information has always been a vital resource however it’s pretty clear that as we move towards a post-scarcity society, the value of data will continue to rise.

What about energy? As we move towards a fully electric transportation infrastructure – which is coming sooner than probably anyone realizes we will need probably double the electrical production capacity than we have now. It’s definitely not coming in the form of more coal plants. Solar and wind are playing a huge role in the energy transition – both are being installed at a capacity faster than we can blink.

Still, what does a world where double the current capacity of electrical production exists largely in the form of wind, solar, and tidal production plants look like? One where supply does not necessarily equal demand at all given times. Obviously, batteries will do a lot of the work of balancing the load for us, however that’s still not enough.

What needs to happen, and indeed *is* happening, is that literally every device connected to the grid will be measured and monitored in order to maintain 100% optimized consumption. Why focus entirely on the supply of energy when we can, through optimization, make a serious dent on demand?

IoT Energy monitoring systems, like Energomonitor can bridge this gap for us. By ensuring that valuable resources, especially gas, water and electricity are carefully monitored, they can be effectively managed as well. Energomonitor offers the perfect balance of openness and security. Ensuring a world where what matters gets measured, what gets measured gets managed – and the future looks bright.

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