ON AUGUST 25, 1991, a Finnish computer science student named Linus Torvalds announced a new project. “I’m doing a (free) operating system,” he wrote on an Internet messaging system. The rest, as they say, is history.
A few years ago it seemed that wireless charging was the next big thing. The idea was simple: you’d put your phone on the bedside cabinet and it would recharge, no searching for and fumbling around with cables required. In the world of mobile it is one of those things that just feels like using the future. It’s so cool, and so convenient, it really perks me up just thinking about it. Just plop your phone down on a pad, or a table and you’re juicing up. The convenience of it is incredible.
Beyond that, there are a lot of other advantages to wireless charging. Just from a durability standpoint, there is no plugging in or disconnecting cables and all the electrical components are sealed within the phone. There are no cables lying around, falling on the floor, etc. These advantages make it one of the more fun things to do with a phone.
But for some reason it hasn’t become mainstream yet – once again, the predicted uptake in a new technology has stalled, despite Samsung’s top-end S6 and S7 models allowing you to charge off any wireless base station. So what went wrong?
Superman is arguably the most popular Superhero ever. Now remember, ‘popular’ doesn’t mean ‘liked’ because that title has already gone to batman. Superman today probably would top the charts for the most hated Superhero because the new generation of us do not get him. We are more practical and less into symbolism. And this is one of the not so many things that Zack Snyder actually got right in Batman v Superman, people will not just fall in love with Superman today, and he will in the end be forced to question himself.