2041 SCENARIOS

Computation, Energy and the Planet

SCENARIO FOUR

Unknowable

New energy – New computation

Energy management by bottomless generation

The unknowable scenario begins to explore the possible consequences of achieving widely deployed quantum computing, artificial intelligence and fusion energy by 2041. Transformational energy systems and computing capabilities have wide-reaching social, economic and environmental impacts on the entire planet. View the scenario to discover ways in which quantum computing could solve data-intensive problems, improve living standards by modelling power networks and weather systems, and increase equity between nations.

Download our short ebook which explores in greater depth each scenario and its creation

Designed to help you better understand how emerging technologies will combine, and to answer the question ‘How will we support the increasing demand for computation, and provide enough energy for it, in twenty years’ time?’

VIDEO

Download the Unknowable scenario video and engage with the below key technologies and concepts

Quantum computing, fusion reactors, Artificial Intelligence (AI), globally interconnected networks, over-the-air energy transmission, borderless energy, corderless computing, borderless knowledge, quantum artificial intelligence, terraforming-as-a-service resource orchestration, chaordic, digital twins, Internet of Everything (IoE), living planetary data skin.

ALL SCENARIOS

SCENARIO ONE

Convergence

Traditional energy - Classical computation
Energy management by small-scale optimisation

SCENARIO TWO

Automation

New energy -
Classical computation

Energy management by environment optimisation

SCENARIO THREE

Quantum

Traditional energy - New computation
Energy management through grid optimisation

SCENARIO FOUR

Unknowable

New energy -
New computation
Energy management by bottomless generation