A message for writers from my 200th birthday.

A tropical sunrise on Isla Perdita, my lost island, nine degrees north of the equator. I loved writing in the morning sunshine, my mind clear as the azure sky, ideas swirling on cool breezes. Half above the horizon, the electric-red sun skimmed low across the glassy surface of the black Pacific, a shimmering highway beckoning me to embark on a journey to past and future alike. A hundred meters out, dolphins jumped, playing at catching their breakfast. Their splashing mingled with the cawing of gulls circling above and the soft lapping of the waves around my feet.

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The Constructal Theory of Information

My Constructal Theory of Information, presented on May 17 at the Constructal Law Conference at the Romanian Academy of Sciences, proves the intimate causal connection between information and the knowledge expression that animates the thermodynamic activity of life.

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Energy, Wealth Inequality and the Constructal Law

Environmentalists are becoming increasingly aware that efforts to increase efficiency actually cause overall energy use to rise, a phenomenon known as Jevon’s Paradox. However, the paradox can be understood as the healthy behavior of energy-using products. For information products – cell phones, smart phones and the Internet, abundant, inexpensive supplies of energy are essential to raise our global wealth and enable people everywhere to create their own wealth.

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