Monday, August 25, 2008

broadcast power

Intel announced yesterday that they have figured out how to broadcast power. They demonstrated this by lighting a 60 watt lightbulb on stage, without batteries or cords.

I had wondered about this months ago. It seems like something we should be able to do. Now I learn that people have been working on this for decades but, in the past, the only way to do it was to essentially shoot bolts of electricity across a space - not the most elegant of solutions.

I find this announcement incredibly exciting. For one, Intel is out there pushing the boundaries of science and making world-changing innovations. Two, imagine the world (or the urban world at least) without the need for cords or batteries.

Good for Intel. My perception of them, which was already pretty high, just increase by orders of magnitude.

And good for people. We keep doing really cool stuff.

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