Just saw this video interview with Juval Lowy, I had the pleasure of attending his Architects Master Class last year. In this video he talks about an emerging paradigm ‘Energy Net’ as he sees it. He’s comparing this to the 1992 when Internet was yet to become a reality. Energy Net as it’s being coined is all about alternate sources of energy, multiple producers, consumers and intelligent appliances.

Apparently a lot of investment from VC’s is taking place in this area and Silicon Valley is spearheading the cause with a large number of start ups, most big internet companies and many ex dotcom boom CEOs are already leading the charge.

What’s relevant for most software developers is to learn the tool set for the future, cloud computing, mobile devices and understanding of multiple disciplines outside the software engineering realms is what will help them be the first in riding this new wave.