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Digital technology can offer a huge contribution to the energy demand of economies. Remote office technologies (early stage: remote desktop technology, final phase: XML technology) can take out at least 80% of the energy demand of commuting for economies. Videocalling will take out at least 50% of the energy demand of business traveling for economies. As energy and paper prices rises, leaflets, magazines and newspapers will more and more going digital, just because the paper based duplication/distribution model will become to expensive, and also because advertising income moves more and more to digital media, because they offer the advertiser effect statistics. Some digital technology will be rolled-out very easily (videocalling and media) because they offer instant 'plug and play' facilities. Other digital technologies will be rolled-out much less easily (remote office technology), because it demands redesign of processes and models.

Author: Gijs Graafland

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