- Mar 25, 2003
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This is a very interesting read: Why batteries are holding up tech breakthroughs — and what’s happening now
It makes some very good points. We are increasingly dependent on batteries but the tech behind them is not advancing as fast as what they power. It all seems to rely on what investors are willing to fund - the next step in electricity storage will surely be expensive, but wouldn't it be worth it...?Despite incremental advancements, batteries haven’t changed all that much over the past decade. Major brands like Duracell are investing in better environmental efficiency, and small tweaks that improve storage and performance, but the typical “battery” is still fundamentally the same.
This stagnation in the realm of batteries is putting a cap on several technologies that might otherwise advance forward. So why is it that batteries are struggling to advance, what does it mean for other technologies, and where do we go from here?