Classic disclaimer: there may be a better place to ask this question, if so comment and I will be happy to move it.
An example I'm looking for is related to recent scrutiny over energy consumption of bitcoin, such as here although there is no math in this example.
I am curious about the math, the numbers on this. In a perfect world with absolutely zero criminals, zero cyber crime, no identity theft, no data theft or sale, privacy breach etc, ad infinitum, we would not need any cryptography whatsoever. Of course a world like above is not possible to achieve, but it does beg the question, in an ever growing energy starved and energy concerned/paranoid society such as earth:
As of the year 2021 proceeding forward (as many years as you feel to calculate into the future), on a yearly statistical basis:
What is the expenditure of cryptography worldwide in each of the following categories:
- Electrical energy consumption
- Electrical energy cost in USD
- Total time "wasted". Measured as non-concurrent cpu time.
In your calculation do not include (unless separate) any cryptocurrency numbers as this is dis-related to the pure question: in a perfect world with no need for cryptography relating to information tech.
Justifying "3 answers". Since arriving at one stable datum of calculation for the above, such as Total Time one could easily corollary or extrapolate the other two. I think posting a separate question is redundant and these give further data as well as further answer the question: What is the expenditure of cryptography worldwide...
UPDATED- simplified the question a little & justify how "3 answers" are extrapolations/corollary of one answer.