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Comment How much of a point is there to shrinking it more? (Score 1) 99

The fact that moving electrons have an external magnetic field coupled with the fact that they can tunnel across short distances would, I think, tend to place a rather hard limit on how small you can make electronic components that still function in a predictable and consistent manner.

Given that we are talking now about distances that can be measured in only a few dozen atoms of size, I'm pretty sure we're getting pretty darn close to those limits already, and I'm not sure there's any point in trying to shrink electronics any more than we already have.

Photonics, however, holds promise, IMO.

Comment Re:No.... (Score 1) 315

Even if it were true that the technology is unbreakable, if you are forced to surrender your PIN under duress, such as threat of harm or death to either oneself or to those that they would care for, the transactions that may ensue with the obtained PIN as a result are still considered fraudulent as long as the incident is reported as soon as practicable.

Comment Re:How much will it cost. (Score 2) 396

Solving limited range is a good thing.... but it's only the first of three steps that are needed to seriously be a contender for the "normal" type of car, which is what the post to which I initially responded suggested.

Making it affordable, which is what the above poster mentioned, is still only the second step. The third step is making it convenient. That means fast recharge time. Once an electric car, whether it is from Tesla or any other manufacturer, provides this, then you will start to see electric cars really taking off in terms of popularity, and being a contender for the everyday car that gasoline vehicles have enjoyed for decades.

Comment Re:How much will it cost. (Score 1) 396

It's also needed if you forget to plug in your car one night, where at least with a gasoline car you can make a brief pit stop on the way to work the next morning. 5 minutes to fill up a gasoline vehicle.

People like convenience. Denying that aspect of human nature is only living with blinders on.

Comment Re:How much will it cost. (Score 1) 396

I'm not saying they shouldn't be allowed to sell their car, I'm just challenging the notion that a Tesla will ever start to be a contender against IC vehicles when the recharge times are not anything remotely comparable to how long it takes to fill a car with gasoline.

Making it good is the first step. Making it affordable is the second. Making it convenient is the third and final step. Miss any one of them and it won't compete.

Never trust an operating system.