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talljasperman's avatar

So how goes the quest for wireless electricity?

Asked by talljasperman (21820points) December 28th, 2010

like the kind that Nikola Tesla was trying to invent…?

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Marchofthefox's avatar

I’m too lazy to click on that link but, I think that pad you can use to charge your phone and anything else is pretty neat.
But I think electricity needs a to run through a circut to make the energy. I don’t think it can actually run through a signal.

kess's avatar

This would be suppressed like the many other free electricity unless those who control the money find a way to use it to put people in bondage.

Then you would see it marketed to all a the greatest thing ever invented.

Paradox's avatar

This http://amasci.com/tesla/tmistk.htmlgoes into detail about Tesla’s wireless transmission plan.

HungryGuy's avatar

Possible, but at present not very practical. Due to the inverse square law, available power at the receiver drops off exponentially the farther away it is from the transmitter. I see it being a convenient way to keep cell phones and such charged simply by setting the phone on the same tabletop as the charger, but highly impractical to have a wireless power transmitter in your home to deliver power to all your electrical devices.

Nullo's avatar

Tesla’s idea is cool, but when compared to wired electricity, it’s sloppy.

mammal's avatar

i don’t know if i want to live in a microwave.

Nullo's avatar

@mammal You already do. Though they’re not all microwaves – some are radio.

Paradox's avatar

@mammal With all of the cell phones, ipods, blackberry and other communication devices out there today (many of which have internet access) I suspect we live in an ocean of electromagnetic radiation anyway. Different type of ‘radiation’ however.

Nullo's avatar

@mammal Heck, you ought to point a Geiger counter at the back of a CRT monitor sometime.

mammal's avatar

Yes well i’d rather be medium rare, than well done personally.

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