True the technology has been relatively stagnent for quite a while, and was put into the catagory of "that weird hippy dudes house"...
But with the recent "Green" movement seen with large corporations (check out Walmart) there is an increase in interest and hence $'s are going to flow into the research of the technology.
Computers started slow too... But once people latched onto them, thats when the technology really took off!
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