Check out the clear flexible plastic that you see on the right – it is actually a polymer-based rechargeable battery developed by Japanese scientists. This unique battery comes with a high charge/discharge capacity despite its miniscule size, offering an extremely high power rate performance. It requires just a single minute to fully charge the battery, and with a long cycle life that often exceeds 1,000 cycles, I can forsee a commercial solution based on this battery be a huge success. Of course, battery manufacturers might be equally averse to this idea since it means selling less batteries to the consumer, reducing overall profits which will affect their year-end bonus. What do you guys think?