Sidenote: 100% Solar Power In Ten Years?

Just a quick post over at excellent source of awesomeness Good Magazine who did an interview with inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.  Check out this little nugget of information:

Solar power is, in fact, doubling every two years and has been for 20 years, and we are only eight doublings away from it meeting 100 percent of the world’s energy needs. And we have 10,000 times more sunlight than we need to do this. But we cannot simply implement a circa-2029 infrastructure today. We should use today’s technology aggressively to meet challenges such as clean energy.

This guy has been coming across my radar recently because of the upcoming film Transcendent Man.  He seems like a fascinating character and though I cannot offically endorse all his predictions, he does have a history of being dead-on correct and is a certifiable genius inventor.  And though the trailer clearly seems to be rooted in the let’s-rip-off-Errol-Morris school of documentary (albeit a style I love), I’m still really looking forward to seeing it.  Here’s the trailer:


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