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Look Ma - No Wires!

I was reading a back issue of O Magazine where they talked about "FedEx" days.

It's a day that you take off from doing your normal responsibilities (no---not a vacation) and work on another idea, but you have 24 hours to deliver (get it? overnight delivery).


Well, I had been tossing around a couple of ideas. One was: Why do we have power cords? Can we have wireless electricity without batteries? Here's a great link to nature's batteries---fun reading---really!


A quick Google search revealed-yes we can!


It's called WiTricity by MIT that demonstrated it in 2007. Intel demonstrated wireless electricity in September 2008 at their Developer's Forum. The challenge is safety and efficiency. Safety because electric fields do harm us, but magnetic fields don't (so they say), so must transmit electricity wirelessly via magnetic fields. A bit mind-boggling to me.


Here's the Youtube video from Intel's demonstration: 

However, as most electrical engineers know, Nikola Tesla demonstrated wireless electricity as early as 1893. The reports are saying we are still 50 years away from really implementing wireless electricity. That seems like a long time for something that was demonstrated over 100 years ago.

Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBarbara Jenness • February 03 2010 08:06AM


Call me a conspiracy theory nut, but the electic companies have too much invested in the transmission of electricity to ever let this happen! ;}
Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) about 10 years ago
I don't think you are a nut at all! I mean this technology has been around for over 100 years and we still can't get it commercially and won't be able to for another half a century----really?
Posted by Barbara Jenness, St. Augustine FL Real Estate (Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL) about 10 years ago