We are addicted.
The world famous Boston Consulting Group asked Americans if they would give up the Internet for a year. Can you guess what they said?
…83% said they would rather give up fast food…
…73% said they would rather give up alcohol…
77% say they would give up chocolate.
Others even said they would rather give up coffee, sex or showers for a year…
All before giving up access to the Internet. Please tell me you are not like them!
It eats our time.
I found nice grapghics of what we are losing while browsing on internet (based on data from Britain). Do not show it to your employer - 98 days of work lost every year!!!
It sucks a lot of energy.
Taking into account everything -- from the embodied energy of Internet-connected devices like smart phones, laptops, e-readers, desktops, cables and wires and of course the servers themselves, as well as the energy consumption of the servers and devices and more.
Estimates include 750 million of each desktops and laptops; 1 billion smartphones; 100 million servers; 1 million routers and router-like devices; 100 million LAN devices; 5 million cell towers; 75 million telecom switches; 1.5 billion km of fiber optic cabling; and 3.5 billion km of copper cabling for global telecommunications. Estimates on embodied energy of devices are based on previous studies.
The team concludes that the Internet consumes between 170 and 307 GW, which is equal to between 1.1% and 1.9% of the 16 TW used by humans worldwide. Embodied power is responsible for about 53% of that total.
Estimates are that the Internet is roughly less than 2% of the total energy use. They note that transportation takes up a far more substantial amount, and that there could be a beneficial tradeoff of increasing the Internet's use in reducing the need to travel as much. A little boost in the Internet's energy consumption could mean a big reduction in energy consumption in planes, trains and automobiles.
It’s that time again!
In 2015, we will be marking the 20 year anniversary of P&G’s opening subsidiary offices in the Baltics. We plan to celebrate that great milestone by bringing together as many P&G Baltics veterans, past and present, from all over the world, as we possibly can. It will most certainly be an event “for the record books”. So, mark your calendars NOW! The date will be Saturday, June 27, 2015 in a place to be determined. We plan to make it a family event, so please also tell your spouses, significant others, and your children. We are looking forward to rekindling our old friendships and re-living the many great memories that we all share of those remarkable days.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you!
The P&G Baltics Reunion Committee (Egons, Aigars and 2 more vacancies for time being:)
Please leave a comment in case you plan to attend and if you have ideas about location for the event.
One of the options for location that Egons Plavnieks likes is here: www.maurini.viss.lv
One humorist said: "When I finally figured out the meaning of life, they changed it..". I am sure it is not so complex with you. You know that key meaning of life is to be happy. I found this 2 minutes preseantation kind of cool and somewhat helping to achieve your goals. Enjoy!