Of all the domains where turning information to bits can pay off for the ecosystem, electricity excites me most. If people can efficiently produce, swap and tailor their electricity, you can imagine all sorts of positive loops beginning: less power dies along transmission lines, leading to less carbon buildup. More low-income families can afford or finance the power they need to start businesses or support a shifting schedule And small companies can prime multibillion-dollar utilities to provide clearer information about cheaper and cleaner products.
This article in GreenBiz peeks at how these changes might speed up and spread out. It's the sort of scene I could imagine students or screenwriters creating, but it's all there for you to explore.