Many of you are aware that battery technology has not kept improving at the same rate as processors (Moore’s Law). This has meant in recent years most consumer electronics have been reduced to two ways of getting better battery life:
- Put in a bigger battery
- Make the product more efficient
Using these strategies have meant we’ve been able to get more power in newer generation devices without losing a lot of battery life, but haven’t really seen significant improvements because the tech has stalled.
So this weeks poll: How long will we be waiting for a real breakthrough in battery tech (specifically when will we actually see the majority of new devices benefiting from it)?
- It’s almost here (within the next year)
- It’s not here yet, but soon (2-3 years)
- It’s still a ways off (3-5 years)
- We got a long way to go (over 5 years)
Do you know what the next breakthrough will be? Why did you vote the way you did? Feel free to discuss below.
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