Tesla who ? Intel with new tech "wireless power"
If having a chip in about 95% of the worlds computer isn't enough, now they want to send you power.
"Wouldn't it be fantastic if we didn't think about where the power was coming from and the power was everywhere?" he said. "No cords, no batteries anymore."
Mr Rattner envisaged a scenario where a laptop's battery could be recharged when the machine gets within several feet of a transmit resonator which could be embedded in tables, work surfaces, picture frames and even behind walls.
Intel's technology relies on an idea called magnetic induction. It is a principle similar to the way a trained singer can shatter a glass using their voice; the glass absorbs acoustic energy at its natural frequency.
At the wall socket, power is put into magnetic fields at a transmitting resonator - basically an antenna. The receiving resonator is tuned to efficiently absorb energy from the magnetic field, whereas nearby objects do not.
It does make one wonder about troubles this might pose to health in the realm of EMF however.
"Now the question is if it's feasible or not. It's exciting that they're also inspired and it seems closer to reality every day."
Star Trek science is no longer in the future.
1899 At Colorado Springs he (Tesla ed) built a huge magnifying power transmitter, based around a massive Tesla coil and an antenna that was 200 feet tall. It was capable of generating voltages of 100,000,000 volts. Tesla used this apparatus to light banks of light bulbs over 20 miles away.