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I don't know why people are fixated on current battery technology limitations, besides the fact that there's surely huge advancements to come in electrode and electrolyte materials (the NOVA episode already referenced is a great watch and shows just how much advancement there is to go with even current tech), there are ways to store energy other than electrochemical form. If I had a crystal ball I would guess that future "batteries" will very different than what we have today, and folks will view lithium ion batteries like we view floppy discs now.
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