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Wireless Electricity – Witricity

February 20, 2012

I just finished reading a case on the company Witricity (wiki), which came up and patented a new way to transmit power wireless-ly. Power transmission using their technology is much more efficient (and also safer) than through other sources like microwaves, radio waves, lasers and such.

The applications are limitless – from using it for simple mobile/laptop charging to having the system in your garage so your electric vehicle just starts charging once you drive in. Turns out drilling companies really need this technology – power wires break often when drilling miles underground, and these outages cost them millions of dollars to fix. Who would have thought?

It’ a fascinating case. This is an example of a technology company that truly changes the way we are used to living life – the type of company that makes the Jetsons’ future seem-not-so-imaginary.

Below is a short but comprehensive TED talk by the CEO Eric Giler. I definitely recommend watching it, if only to get a glimpse of what the future has in store.

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