This revamped version of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs has been making the rounds. I found this one on Twitter by Morten Øverbye. It’s something which has sparked some good discussion on his feed. Adding battery and wifi to the hierarchy of needs acknowledges we have become technology dependent. Does it mean we can’t be stable and secure without them? Is it a first world problem? To have battery there is a bold statement about how we have failed to address the basic requirement of a technology society. We are constantly interrupted by failing batteries, batteries which have a short life, places which don’t sell the batteries we need,waiting for the right battery to be delivered. It really is an implementation problem in our technology paradigm. As for wifi, yes, we are looking for that everywhere, but we also have mobile coverage which can alleviate the problem if we have the money to pay for it. Do we need batteries and wifi before food and water? I think not, but as someone points out , we might need our location services to find food and water. Interesting remodelled hierarchy to ponder and a sign we are changing as a society and that Maslow’s will need to be upgraded.
The information in this video is authenticated by the links in the information under the video. Mashable is a reliable site and so the information is likely to be sound. Phones and small tablets might overheat if they are not plugged into their dedicated chargers. If you plug them into a powerboard usb then common sense needs to prevail and you check your phone or small tablet. Same thing if you are charging off a computer. The dedicated chargers generally do not seem to allow the phone to overheat . If you are having trouble charging your battery, before you go out and buy a new one, try trickle charging it. That means you need to use an older charger or the usb connection in your car. They charge more slowly and so will often get the charge started and it might take forever but hen you will be able to charge the battery normally. For more information about phone batteries go to lifehacker. Batteries are just not in the same league as the technology we are using. Eventually they will resolve this battery dependence but , until then, stay informed, keep calm and charge away! Experience is a great teacher and by now we should have a lot of information about smartphone maintenance. I find they warm up if you use them while they are plugged in. Same with smaller tablets. They just want to charge and multitasking is out of the question.