The rise of the e-scooter: a blog post

A great blog post by the Co-Founder of Discourse, the fantastic open-source forum web app on which this forum runs! Jeff Atwood talks about the incredible rise in popularity of this fantastic and fun form of transport.

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…and it’s not just scooters where we’ll see this Battery Revolution changing the world? I was thinking - why do we have electrical cables plumbed throughout our homes anymore, when most devices need so much less power. Most of the devices we connect have a transformer attached to bring the voltage down to something useable. Surely at some point someone will invent a generic li-ion battery, which can just be slotted in the back of the tv, the smart speaker, etc. Buy a bunch of batteries and switch them when necessary. Or… when we get there slowly trickle charge them via wifi charging. ponder ponder.

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Yep. And that’s happening to electronic blinds, hoovers and … hair dryers!

Indeed. which is kindof what I was thinking… what if there was a standard battery, or at least charger, or connector, that a household’s batteries could recharge in. (Thinking about the Tesla home battery thing too.)

Maybe someone could invent a ‘rideable’ motor that can be interchanged and used AS a hairdryer, or vacuum!

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