In October this year, Australian technology entrepreneur Simon Hackett had an in-depth conversation about how the new energy grid and the new Internet grid are starting to evolve – and about the interesting similarities and overlaps that are evolving between the two.

A key thrust of the conversation related to the way that scalable energy storage is the transformative physical component driving changes in how the energy grids of the world will work in the future.

That conversation was undertaken between Simon, who is also executive chairman of ASX-listed battery company Redflow, and astrophysicist turned computer scientist Larry Smarr.

Simon said Larry was the perfect partner for this conversation. “He is someone I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for some years now, and, as you’ll see in the video, we share some similar views on the topics concerned,” he said

“I had a great time riffing with him on these topics.”

The video of this conversation is available for your viewing pleasure here.

Footnote: This is a 15 minute video that was excerpted from a half hour session at the Future In Review conference held in Park City, Utah in October 2015.

Simon said the Future In Review conference was a pretty amazing event. “I’ve been a part of it for many years,” he said. “This year I was wearing my Redflow hat loudly and proudly at the event.”

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