boonepii t1_j16asue wrote

These are not designed to be turned on/off. They are designed to warm a room and maintain it warm.

I use the higher end one that has flat sides. It forms a chimney that effectively blows hot air out of the top. No moving parts. Well worth the extra $50-$75 extra. Mine has sleep timer, 3 power settings, digital thermostat. Inexpensive to operate because no moving parts.


boonepii t1_iyayd2p wrote

I wish I agreed with you. I mean sure, yoir not wrong.

But innovation is being directed by profit. It’s what capitalism is. The profit is Recurring Revenue, not a single event. Managing symptoms is way more profitable than healing. It’s basic business principles.

This is what is running our healthcare. MBA’s are now hospital CEO’s. Maximize revenue and minimize expenses is what MBA’s do.


boonepii t1_iy9olvj wrote

Well solving the underlying issue isn’t as profitable as treating it

Edit: profit is what gets investors. Recurring revenue is what every CEO wants. CEO’s are now MBA graduates. MBA’s drive profit driven results. Recurring revenue is more profitable, less risky, and is the current Wall Street buzz word.

Your healthcare is now being lead by MBA’s. Ever wonder why nurses are fleeing and under staffed constantly.

Innovation requires investment. Investment requires profit. Recurring revenue is the largest trend and is more profitable than a single pill cure.

Therefore the investment gets steered towards future profit, not what’s best for mankind.


boonepii t1_is44s2u wrote

Yup, R&D centers are easier to spin up with small production lines. But that won’t cut it for manufacturing in volume. So in year 2-3 of validation is when the buildings to scale manufacturing break ground so hopefully they will be fully productive at the perfect time.

That’s a serious gant chart. Lol


boonepii t1_is2jvop wrote

Battery tech is evolving fast. That’s no joke. There are many many billions being invested into new battery projects, and not all the companies doing it are following the same theories.

The issue is a battery factory takes 4-5 years to spin up. You need years worth of research and negotiation with many companies before you can build a building. Once you chose the vendor of equipment you have to build the building to their desired specs. These buildings are massive and complex. Lots of fire safety integrations and stuff like that.

So, your cutting edge battery factory is 2-5 years out of date when you open the doors.