Re: Fast charging
I'm in the "Hasn't been invented yet" school.
No one knows what developments are in the lab now. No one knows what Genius is about to have a brain flash that will change the entire battery paradigm.
Yes, the great next battery has been around the corner for 100 years but compare batteries from 20 years ago and you can see major improvements. The same could be done with charging solutions.
There have been many times in the past where science has cheated the laws of physics with clever workarounds. The answer might be chemical, mechanical, electrical (!), biological, or E., all of the above.
A fat cable at a charging station should be ubiquitous. Maybe the batteries can be “tricked” into charging in parallel to avoid overheating; maybe the batteries are immersed in bacta to stay cool while charging. I also like the not-yet-found amazon bug solution.
BTW, Utracaps have such a neat name they should be added to and charging mix just for the cool factor