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cpsro said:ASML might have something to say about this.
The EU's push to a common charger began around 13 years ago. At point, companies including Apple, signed a voluntary memorandum of understanding, agreeing to work on harmonizing chargers.
This failed to happen, so the EU believes that if companies won't make the move themselves, they will have to be required to.
Wgkrueger said:Good, 5 more people can now use the m1 Mac.
But you might still be surpirsed how many Web and software developers on a Mac also use linux.
red oak said:avon b7 said:red oak said:LoL
The EU has become a bunch of lifetime bureaucrats trying to legislate and birth
That is not how it works
Electronic IDs and passports, digital certificates etc already exist across the EU.
I can update the the digital certificates on my ID Card using just my biometrics. I can obtain my digital 'signature' from government for use online etc.
These technologies already exist but they are not harmonised across the EU.
Logically they will be improved upon and integrated but issues that only governments can decide on have to be tackled (and are being tackled). Privacy, security, legislation, enforcement...
The EU is perfectly able to 'birth' technology and has been doing it for decades. It normally does it in conjunction with partners.
Here's a recent example :
https://www.european-processor-initiative.eu/project/epi/Name your Top 3 EU tech companies today
1. ASML (without it, no Apple Silicon!)
2 and 3: take your pick of Siemens, Bosch, Airbus, Ericsson, Nokia, Atos, Philips, Lightyear, Thales
I am sure there are more, but this should suffice for now.