And that’s just one facet of the energy demands of the human dataome. After all, in a gene-centered view of biology, all living things are simply temporary vehicles for the propagation and survival of information. Once that information and its algorithmic underpinnings are in place in the world, it will keep going forever if it can. Look around where you are right now, at the walls of your room, or the chair you’re sitting on. Or the light you’re reading by, and the screen or paper you’re reading these words from.