At the end of each year, IBM examines emerging technologies to develop a forecast for the next five years of future energy sources. Here’s this year’s list, which includes a transportation related-energy source: YOU.

IBM predicts that non-motorized transportation in the near future will become a power source. For instance, the strike of your heel and the bend of your sole when walking could release enough energy to charge your cell phone. And a device on the spokes of your bike could collect energy to power your kitchen appliances. You are your own natural resource, as it turns out. Here’s the article.

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