Thursday, April 1, 2010
It's April 1st, but this is no joke. Wireless electricity seems like an impossibility if you think about it. How could you possibly send electricity through the air like a radio wave? But MIT scientists have thought outside of the box. An ingenious method involves transferring energy via resonating magnetic fields and then converting the energy into electricity on the receiving end by matching the resonance on the device. The end result is even environmentally friendly -- no more dangerous than the Earth's very own magnetic fields.
Imagine for a moment. No more batteries, no more electrical wires. This is a revolution in disruptive technology. I don't know how such a scenario would work for wide distances, but for an office environment, this video shows that the technology is indeed possible. I'm sure some MIT genius will think up a solution for long distances -- maybe in the form of generator towers and relay stations.
This nightmare may be a thing of the past...
at 3:40 PM