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November 23, 2022

Eventuality: The Reliance on Modern Technology



We live in a world that is becoming increasingly reliant on technology. There are now over 5.31 billion unique mobile phone users worldwide as of February 2022. This number means that phone users comprise 67.1% of the global population. People rely on phones for everything from navigating as they drive to paying their bills.



The average person spends around 7 hours a day looking at a screen. They spend half of that screen time on their phones. However, a phone battery is limited, and experts often advise keeping it at 20%-80% to extend battery life. To do this, though, people would have to charge their phones once or twice a day.

We are all so heavily reliant on mobile phones that when they run out of battery, it’s almost as though life has to pause until our devices are charged enough to get us going. Modern life, despite all its conveniences, could be highly inconvenient or even problematic when batteries are dead and there are no power outlets in sight.

As a result, more mobile phone manufacturers focused on extending their device’s battery life to keep up with consumer demands. While the best phones now last up to two days, there are also other alternatives, like power banks which can help to extend a phone’s battery performance.

However, in some cases, this might not be enough. Picture an emergency situation where all the power reserves on your person have completely run out and you don’t have the means to charge your devices as quickly as you can.

But there is a solution: solar panels layered into clothing.

The Eventuality of Solar Energy

Solar power or clean energy is an environmental-friendly, renewable source of energy. For most of the world, solar power is one of the most cost-effective alternatives for generating electricity. It is also the third most prominent source of renewable electricity to be utilized after hydropower and wind energy.

There are many large and small-scale uses of solar energy, from grid-connected systems to rooftop panels on houses, to small businesses being dependent on solar power, and even small villages reliant on solar energy as their sole source of electricity.

But what if you could take this to an even smaller scale, say, down to an individual-use level?

Solar-powered charging devices like solar panels and power banks eliminate the problem of needing power outlets, considering you are dependent on the sun as your source of energy.

Although the amount of energy you are harnessing is limited by how much sunlight is available each day, solar technology can still be a viable way to secure your phone’s battery life for a longer time.

Though solar panels and solar-based power banks might be feasible alternatives, it does not eliminate the problem of portability, especially if you are going to a place where you need to pack as light as possible, as in hiking or even in cases of emergencies.

Energy-Efficient Fashion

Due to our heavy reliance on modern technology in the twenty-first century, we should strive to be prepared for any eventuality.

The businessman and philanthropist proposes a backup power source in the form of clothing and footwear layered with solar panels. In this way you can charge your devices while you accomplish your daily activities, saving time and increasing efficiency.

People have become dependent on technology so much that it is easy to forget that technology relies on energy to power it. Without energy, we would not be able to use any of the devices that we have right now. By applying the concept of layering activewear and footwear with solar energy panels, you will ensure having backup power for your devices whenever and wherever you need it.


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