Fourth Industrial Revolution

By 2025 the IT industry could use 20% of all electricity produced. How can we make it sustainable?

Servers for data storage are seen at Advania's Thor Data Center in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland August 7, 2015. As it emerges from financial isolation, Iceland is trying to make a name for itself again, this time in the business of data centres -- warehouses that consume enormous amounts of energy to store the information of 3.2 billion internet users. Picture taken August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Sigtryggur Ari - GF10000195510

Could environment friendly data centres be the future of the internet? Image: REUTERS/Sigtryggur Ari

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