World’s First Functional Computer Made Out Of Wood

Published: November 20, 2008 | 7289th good news item since 2003

Computers were once thought to be a clean technology. Everything virtual! No more paper!

That turned out to be an illusion. Computers produce some of the most toxic waste.

But that’s all about to change with the introduction of the world’s first completely biodegradable computer. Yes, you read that right: biodegradable.wooden computer

The computer is made from wood panels which have been manufactured from waste products from the lumber industry.

The panels themselves have been impregnated with seeds. This means that once the computer reaches the end of its lifecycle it can be planted so that new trees will grow!

”One advantage of Iameco is that when the components are buried in landfill the wood gets wet, breaks down and new plants begin to grow from old computers.

There’s no mercury, lead or plastic in the machine, and it has three times the lifespan of other computers.”

It’s about $250 more expensive than a regular computer and runs any software.

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