What is the energetic consequence of a simple ‘like’ on social media? Or a Zoom call? Modern technology is underpinned by a very real material and energetic infrastructure that is putting immense strain on energy production and the world’s natural resources. 5G and AI have supercharged this consumption. Yet, technology companies have been successful in creating a “dematerialized” perception. The energy transition and sustainability emphasis has focused largely on the energy and commodities world while tech is seen by many as clean and green. It is not. This is the story our guest, investigative journalist and author, Guillaume Pitron has told in his book “The Dark Cloud” published in English this year by Scribe.