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Author: telegraph Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1956904  
Subject: Re: Manhattan Project for Electrical Storage Date: 12/2/2012 11:45 AM
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"I suppose I'm hedging because I'm skeptical. We think of the Manhattan Project as being intensely difficult. I'm thinking doing something that has never been done before may be easier than doing something that has been done for a century 25 times better."

Heh heh....

That's like imagining your gas car should get five times the gas mileage by having a crash program to improve auto gas engine efficiency.......


Already a billion dollars has been thrown at LiON batteries. So far, there have been massive spectacular failures of lots of 'promising new technologies.

Toyota is now working on Manganese batteries.......two different routes...as it forsees lithium ion batteries at a 'dead end'.


Wishing for something and actually getting it are two different things.


Let's see...Bill Gates wanted 50 buck PCs for the 3rd world. so far, despite billions in research, they haven't invented the 50 dollar PC yet...........

It might happen...it might not. Technology doesn't always do what you want. Heck, we should make refrigerators 5 times more efficient..same for home air conditioning which sucks up massive amounts of power. how about windows five times better? It just takes money, right?

How about cars that are five times safer? Totally computerized cars so you don't ever crash? And we'll convert all of them to that in five years!...just takes money and having the government mandate it, right?


now what if someone does invent a better battery? And they want to charge $1000 royalty per battery pack? Will they be allowed to do it? Is MSFT still raking in billions on its 'Windows'? Or will the government confiscate it? or they only allow it to be made in China?........

The government has wasted lots of money on trying to push technology..... let's see...probably 50 billion on ADA...the programming language to fix all programming problems...that went on for 10 years until it eventually died on its own...but not until causing massive problems.

Why would any company want anything to do with 'government sponsored research' when it would lose all the ability to profit from it?



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