Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Nanotech is the important thing to raised EV batteries

Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Nanotech is the key to better EV batteries

Dwelling as much as his billing as an inventor/visionary, Ray Kurzweil kicked off an engineering convention in Detroit this week by imagining what may energy automobiles of the longer term. Positive, he talked about the self-driving automobiles his employer Google is engaged on, however a extra fascinating response was to a query from our AutoblogGreen colleagues. Pressed on the longer term prospects of electrical automobiles and hydrogen gasoline cells, Kurzweil first talked about the “modest” progress batteries have made up to now and recommended nanotechnology will present an answer. He believes that with the ability to “manipulate power and matter at a molecular degree” will result in revolutionary purposes.

Whereas the related nanotechnology continues to be a decade out, he thinks microscopic gasoline cells might be part of that future, saying there’s already no less than one firm engaged on simply that. Pack tens of millions of them collectively, and you may have a cheap, highly effective supply of power in a small package deal. Small and highly effective sufficient, presumably, to energy that future synthetic intelligence Kurzweil (in contrast to Elon Musk) thinks we do not have to fret about.

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