[LINK] Benefits of a digital economy enabled by the National Broadband Network

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Mon Sep 20 08:18:55 EST 2010


On 20/09/2010, at 8:12 AM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Stilgherrian wrote:
>> On 19/09/2010, at 7:25 PM, George Bray wrote:
>>> I remember a story years back on using videoconferencing to support
>>> cattle auctions, so potential buyers didn't have to turn up for the
>>> sale.
>> More that that. The livestock doesn't need to turn up either. There was a story about this in Lateline [?] a few weeks back. The farmer can link in live video of the livestock, bidders can view and ask questions and bid and buy -- all without the livestock having to be moved. The trucks are only called in once the destination is known so the livestock moves once, from farm to abattoirs, rather than via holding yards. Less carbon, less stress on animals which means better-tasting meat.
> 
> Stil for the record, did you mean less greenhouse gas emissions rather than less carbon?
>> The carbon cycle is the biogeochemical cycle by which carbon is exchanged among the biosphere, pedosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere of the Earth. It is one of the most important cycles of the earth and allows for carbon to be recycled and reused throughout the biosphere and all of its organisms[citation needed].
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_cycle>

No, I definitely mean the carbon reduction from the reduced transport needs.

Stil


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