With every new piece of technology that becomes more developed, it’s possible to create a better future. And that better future often comes with the promise of cleanliness. Pollution, clutter, and non-sustainable waste are the bugbears of the human condition. But, we can always use new technology to either prevent or treat the circumstances of producing too much garbage or unhealthy chemicals into and around the earth.
We can use new technology to create cleaner water, more efficient power grids, practical electric cars, and energy efficient appliances. Many times it is the same technologies that promote growth in all of these types of ideas at the same time.
Clean water is the basis of healthy human existence. Which is why modern man has to figure out some way to make water cleaner faster to keep up with growing industries in growing populations. One interesting method to help this water cleanup process is the introduction of GMO bacteria into various fluid systems. This is still in the experimental stage, but the possible benefits when the technology is perfected are groundbreaking and potentially life-changing for large chunks of urban populations.
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More Efficient Power Grids
Many of us take for granted the fact that we have a consistent and regulated power supply. But power grids create an enormous amount of pollution. That’s why technology to improve power plants needs to be observed and embraced as quickly as possible. Some power comes from nuclear power plants. Some comes from hydroelectric plants. Still others will come from coal-burning or natural gas-burning plants. All of these types of industrial processes have room for improvement, and as the efficiency of energy transfer gets better, far less pollution will be produced in the process.
Everyone knows that ultimately gasoline-powered engines are going to become obsolete. It’s not possible for the world to keep using nonrenewable resources to power our cars and other machinery. That’s why technology that produces electric cars is coming to the forefront of many people’s minds. At least with electric engines, there’s the possibility of renewable resources being used as a primary driver.
Energy Efficient Appliances
The newest energy efficient appliances are also using technology that is consistently improving. Energy efficiency will come from features that automatically turn off if something is not in use. Energy efficiency will come from using less water to do the same amount of washing. And energy efficiency will come from using LED lights instead of incandescents or fluorescents. If you go through all of your major appliances like your furnace, your air conditioner, and all of your computer system equipment, you’ll find that there are actually quite a few things that you can get that will make your carbon footprint that much smaller.