“I Want To Say One Word To You, Son: Batteries. Or Was That Trillionaire?”

Posted: February 25, 2014 in Business, Farros, Royal, Technology and Business
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With apologies to The Graduate, I just figured out what’s the even BIGGER deal about Tesla.

Yes, we all know they make beautiful, amazing cars.  Truly.

But something some very smart people have said for a while:  The next huge thing in the world won’t be electric cars or wearable computers or faster ways to eat burritos (sorry, Chipotle)… it will be figuring out how to store energy.

That’s right:  Batteries.

While the world has an endless supply of sun, we don’t have a mechanism to store all that free energy.  Because batteries are woefully inefficient.

And dirty, their disposal is incredibly toxic to the environment.

Whoever figures out how to store the free energy of the sun — and, as important, not kill us in the process — may actually be the world’s first trillionaire.

Wow, I said it.  I used the “T” word for the very first time.

That’s the opportunity Tesla and Elon Musk has in front of them!

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