Ben from UMPC Portal is wondering how your computing life would change if all day battery life were a reality. I will be overjoyed if/when that happens.
Imagine this: One year ago, there was a huge battery breakthrough. All of your mobile tech gadgets have a battery that is good for an entire day of computing. I’m not talking about what a big company calls ““all day computingÃ¢â‚¬Â (maybe 8 hours?), I mean 24 hours of continuous use on a single charge no matter what task you are doing.
Ben specifically asked us to answer two questions:
- How would your current computing habits be different (other than Ã¢â‚¬Ëœwork longer’)?
- Two years down the road, what would gadgets evolve into, knowing that they were designed with all day battery life in mind?
I would actually get to use all the features I use on my notebooks and iPhone when I’m away from my cords. I could forget about having to formulate ‘battery strategies’ whenever I work remotely or travel. My power cords would never have to leave my desk and I wouldn’t have to buy/carry multiple batteries for my devices.
I think devices would be built to be ‘always on.’ They would always be doing something- playing music, auto-updating your status on twitter, downloading/aggregating content, etc. I think some really innovative applications would be developed, and it would open the doors for alternative interfaces.
How would you answer the above two questions? Check out Ben’s and UMPC Portal readers’ answers here.