For centuries, farmers have been dependent on weather, short growing seasons, fluctuating supply and demand cycles, and a host of environmental factors that make the farming business one of luck as much as agricultural acumen.
We're talking about much more than proper computers, smartphones and tablets here. Doorknobs, garage doors, cars and appliances will all talk to other devices -- and to us. The possibilities are limitless.
Over the last decade, Colorado has emerged to boast one of the most aggressive clean energy standards in the United States -- something that began under the administration of former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr.
Linked-up entrances, such as the Kwikset locks opened by cell phone, have a more obvious application than the appliance geegaws. They make life easier by doing away with keys that clutter pockets and can be lost.
Surely we shouldn't be cutting down a tree? As a child, these pangs of guilt were short lived and immediately washed away by the warmth and glitter of decorating day. As an adult, though, the environmental impact of my choices is important to me.
Innovation builds on innovation. Our technology and business model five years ago could not have worked. But today, as we combine both old and new technology, we have a fighting chance to alleviate energy poverty... once and for all.
Murray's new body of work, entitled Dystopia, marks the artist's darkest most soul-bearing work to date. It's as though this newfound inner peace and strength enabled a large memory store of emotion to be unleashed.
I've been living off the grid, 11 miles from the nearest power pole, since 1991. That certainly tilts my bias toward using the most efficient lighting technology available, everywhere in my home. But what I actually have is a mix of all the available technologies.