What we want is power
“We don’t give a damn about energy. What we want is power.”
~Power Hungry, Ch. 1
The difference between energy and power…
- Energy is the ability to do work.
- Power is the rate at which work gets done.
The two can be related using time:
- Power = Energy/time
We care about how much power we have, not how much energy. It is more power that allows us to move more quickly. Power is what accomplishes tasks – energy is just lip service.