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Lithium Will Dominate Energy Storage Like Silicon Dominated Computer Chips

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Brian Wang is a business-oriented futurist, speaker and author of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is the sole author and writer of nextbigfuture.com, a science-focused news site that...

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Mark Twain said history does not repeat but it often rhymes. This will likely be the case with the future of lithium-based battery storage having a dominance like silicon was dominant for decades for computer chips. The silicon chip was invented in 1961 by Robert Noyce (Fairchild, Intel) and Jack Kilby (Texas Instruments). Silicon is still the main material for computer chips although there have been many elements and changes to enhance performance. There were many times where it was believed that materials used for computer chips would change. There have been various challenger technologies: Magnetic bubble memory, carbon nanotubes,

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