Wireless Power from Intel

The industry giant Intel can more than just create micro processors (CPU’s).

Yesterday, at the California firm’s annual developers forum in San Francisco, Intel’s chief technology officer Justin Rattner showed off a wireless electric power system that analysts say could revolutionize modern life by freeing devices from transformers and wall outlets.

Electricity was sent wirelessly to a lamp on stage, lighting a 60 watt bulb that uses more power than a typical laptop computer. The technology, Wireless Energy Resonant Link, is transmitting energy using the magnetic field not the electric field which does not affect human bodies.

“The trick with wireless power is not can you do it; it’s can you do it safely and efficiently,” Intel researcher Josh Smith said in an online video explaining the breakthrough.

The technology is still in an early stage of development and much research remains before it can be brought to market. However, the implications seems endless. Imagine a world without cables, that would really be something wouldn’t it?!

Some of us may not live to see this happen, but then again technology develops faster than one might think (most of the time). Can you see this happen in the near future, and would you consider it safe?

Source: Yahoo News