«Software, sensors, data,
autonomous machines and all the
other digital tools of the second
machine age allow us to use a lot
fewer atoms throughout the
Precision agriculture enables great crop yields with much
less water and fertiliser. Cutting-edge design
software envisions buildings that are lighter and more
energy efﬁcient than any before. Robot-heavy warehouses
can pack goods very tightly, and so be smaller.
Autonomous cars, when (not if) they come, will mean
fewer vehicles in total and fewer parking garages in cities.
Drones will replace delivery trucks. And so on.»
- Andrew McAfee
«We have reached peak-stuff» - A. McAfee