"Does it make you feel safe to know that you are likely carrying around containers of highly corrosive acid in your pocket or purse? How about wihin your car? Batteries. The mainstay of our modern, connected, and electrified world is batteries. They are also the Achilles' heel of the mobile power infrastructure. Ask any electrical engineer who has studied the power grid, and they will likely tell you that the one technology that hasn't seen much improvement is energy storage. We're still basically using the same chemistry-based approach to storing electrical power that we used fifty years ago, with only marginal improvement."