informationweek tells us that the US alone already consume the energy of five big power plants just to fuel their servers.
Then, computerwoche comes in shouting that almost one percent of worldwide energy consumption is for servers, i.e. for virtualisation machines.
Sorry, Mr Kurzweil, you are proven wrong.
“new technology … uses almost no natural resources. …
They use insignificant amounts of electricity.”
[Ray Kurzweil. “The age of intelligent machines”. page 8]
Finally, US American cars eat Mexican’s tacos as their bio-diesel can be made out of corn.