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Materials' scarcity and rising costs are fuel for a VERGE future: New technologies and emerging business pressur...

Materials' scarcity and rising costs are fuel for a VERGE future: New technologies and emerging business pressur...

The convergence of new technologies in information management, energy, transportation and building is underpinning an unprecedented wave of change in businesses and society, according to speakers at today's VERGE conference in London, organized by GreenBiz.com . "On the scale of human history, we are moving fast," said Bernie Bulkin, a partner and senior advisor at venture capital firm VantagePoint Capital Partners . "It will seem fast when we look back on it in five to 10 years." Bulkin used the example of smart energy meters to underscore this point. "The big debate is not if we deploy them, but how smart should they be, how quickly should we install them, and how good can we make them today?" The rapid adoption of new and more sustainable technologies is being driven not by the emergence of novel capabilities, but by pressing business needs. Neil Harris, green technolog...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/05/17/materials-scarcit...

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