The World Economic Forum has posted an article that hints at something that I have also suggested. (I am not taking credit. Others have suggested the idea too…But advancing tech and credible, continued visibility helps the idea to be taken seriously!)
I am not referring to purchasing and retiring carbon credits. I like that idea too. Just briefly, for the sake of those who may not have heard of carbon credits, a carbon credit is a generic term for any tradable certificate or permit which gives the right to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide (or the equivalent amount of a different greenhouse gas). Carbon credits are just one part of international attempts to mitigate the growth in concentrations of greenhouse gases. One carbon credit is equal to one tonne of carbon dioxide. There are some companies that sell carbon credits to commercial and individual customers who are looking to lower their carbon footprint on a voluntary basis. Before I go into too much detail, I’ll stop there – but you can find more information on the CoolEffect website (click here to go now) should you require it.
But the idea that I am referring to is one that can enable fleets of autonomous, shared, electric vehicles. Benefits to individuals and to society are numerous. And the blockchain makes it possible early in the next decade. It is not science fiction.
The future is just around the corner. Non-coin applications of the blockchain will support great things. Goodbye car ownership. Hello clean air! The future of personal transportation is closer than you think.
Read about it at the World Economic Forum.