Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to plug in your phone to charge it? That might soon be a reality as new technology enabling electrical power to travel through the air.
In the early 20th century, Nikola Tesla predicted that it would someday become possible to transmit power and information through the air, without wires. Sometime in the year 2016, Tesla’s prediction is expected to become not only possible, but commercially viable. In the coming year the public can expect to see hermetically sealed smartphones and other technology that has the ability to charge without being plugged into the wall. The public can also expect to see sensors, cameras, and controllers that can be stuck onto any surface and not need power cords connected to them. The ability to transmit power will be made possible through technologies such as power mats, magnetic resonance, transmitting power through radio waves, and transmitting power through sound waves.
Contributor: Katie Campbell