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The Next Steps Beyond Smart Cars And Buildings


We talk a lot about self-driving cars and other things that could change our lives in the future. But the future doesn't just show up all at once; plenty of changes have already happened, and we've gotten used to them.

Example: lights that light up when people approach, instead of us always having to flick light switches. Just imagine how much energy we could save if more of our gadgets--all the way up to entire buildings--worked like this.

That level of imagination is reflected in a new book by Roger Duncan and Michael Webber called The Future of Buildings, Transportation and Power. The authors, a former energy executive and city councilor and an energy scientist, respectively, visit the JX.

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