Information Age Overload – Every Day Average Person Produces Six Newspapers Worth of Information

Information_Overload

We receive 5 times more information today than we did in 1986.

If you think that you are suffering from information overload then you may be right – a new study shows everyone is bombarded by the equivalent of 174 newspapers of data a day.   The growth in the internet, 24-hour television and mobile phones means that we now receive five times as much information every day as we did in 1986.

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The Power Grid Can’t Handle Wind Farms

 The Power Grid Can’t Handle Wind Farms

An aging power grid is showing signs of dementia

The Times reports on the problems of adding wind farms to the power grid. Because of the grid’s old design, it can’t handle the various spikes that wind farms sometimes have, and there’s no efficient way to currently move massive amounts of that power from one section of the country to the other. Further complicating things is the fact that under current laws, power grid regulation is a state matter, and the Federal government has comparatively little authority over it right now.

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