The Future of
Energy & Information Networks
In our modern world, gathering information through technology is ingrained in our daily lives, much like a fundamental aspect of existence. The internet, often compared to our nervous system, is now an inseparable part of our existence. Yet, it's essential to recognize that this virtual realm heavily relies on electricity, akin to how our bodies depend on a circulatory system. Unfortunately, the development of our power grid, our energy circulatory system, has lagged behind and needs intelligent network upgrades.
Large centralized power grids are transforming, projected to capture 41% of the market share by 2050. Simultaneously, communication networks have evolved, introducing variations like broadband versus narrowband and wired versus wireless, not to mention the ongoing competition between satellite and terrestrial networks.
Traditional power grids grapple with issues like peak demand imbalances, financial losses, and the reliance on fossil fuels, which are becoming scarcer. Integrating renewable energy sources, like solar and wind power, is economically challenging. The solution? Enter micro-intranets, intelligently controlled networks equipped with advanced energy storage capabilities. These micro-intranets can seamlessly incorporate new energy sources, significantly boosting grid efficiency and facilitating a transition to clean, sustainable energy.
Micro-intranets aren't limited to energy; they extend their reach into various sectors, from optimizing factory management to providing broadband access and AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) services in urban and remote areas. Essentially, wherever there's electricity, an information network opportunity arises—this is the essence of F3b.
In the transportation sector, we're witnessing a shift towards cleaner energy sources and the rise of autonomous, shared control systems. These innovations demand highly intelligent intranet platforms for efficient and interconnected transportation networks.
Intelligent networks play a pivotal role in fostering power and information sharing across networks, enhancing overall efficiency. In the future, the seamless integration of power and information will function in harmony, much like our body's heart and brain.
Our existing power grids already have fiber optic networks in place, forming the backbone of our national intranet. Renewable energy sources and charging stations are expanding this information network. Additionally, O3b's small, autonomous communication stations are enhancing network density.
In the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape, narrowband IoT platforms cover various sectors, enabling efficient operations and connectivity across devices.
An ideal information network should possess self-organization capabilities, seamlessly integrate wired and wireless networks, support broadband and narrowband connectivity, converge diverse networks, including satellites, compete on demand, and demonstrate flexible scalability.
A cloud-based backend system, known as IM3.0, is imperative to support these networks efficiently. This backend system introduces various innovations, including virtual robots, AIOE (Artificial Intelligence of Everything), smart contracts, FinTech solutions, and the next generation of blockchain technology (Blockchain 3.0) with encrypted cryptocurrencies.
Cryptocurrencies tied to sustainable energy, like the A-coin, offer a potential solution to economic instability. While countries explore cryptocurrency options, anchoring these digital currencies remains a formidable challenge.
In reflection, the year 2020 ushered in significant shifts in international relations, with nations increasingly focusing on domestic affairs and potential adjustments in the landscape of globalization. Nevertheless, the global consensus remains centered on pursuing equality and sharing resources, particularly as fossil fuels dwindle and our world transitions to sustainable energy sources.