An end to power cords?

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Dark_Convoy, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    17,197
    Trophy Points:
    291
    Likes:
    +0
  2. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Posts:
    10,016
    Trophy Points:
    266
    Likes:
    +0
    cool!

    i remember reading about some guy who was allergic to electricity, he couldn't use a phone or anything electrical. even wireless signals gave him headaches, i wonder what this would do to him....
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Posts:
    17,834
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +675
    Ebay:
    YouTube:
    Cool idea, but it seems like a waste until they get it to 100% efficiency - which doesn't seem possible.

    All that electricity just beaming out to nowhere makes my electric bill go bleh.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2008
  4. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    6,583
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    i was honestly actually thinking about what a cool idea something like this would be just the other day while dragging my wife's laptop adapter around.
     
  5. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Posts:
    24,688
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Location:
    Ohio
    Likes:
    +212
    This sounds pretty revolutionary. Hopefully we'll soon live in a world where wires become a thing of the past.
     
  6. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Posts:
    12,788
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +20
    Just read that entire article and was mostly shocked that there was not a single reference to Tesla.
     
  7. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    28,836
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +92
    That transmit resonator idea sounds cool, almost like wifi, but with pure power
     
  8. Mastergeorge

    Mastergeorge I should burn my wallet.

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Posts:
    808
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +10
    No more triping over cords ever agian! Im looking forward to that.
     
  9. yodafett

    yodafett Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Posts:
    1,446
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +0
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    ^ This.

    Tesla worked on this, what, over 100 years ago? And he remarkably close to making it work then...
     
  10. AnimatedFan

    AnimatedFan Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Posts:
    2,657
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    Thank you! Someone remembers, at least. Too bad the writer didn't do more homework on the subject.

    Tesla was truly ahead of his time, and now...he doesn't even matter anymore.

    A crying shame.
     
  11. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    23,842
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Georgia
    Likes:
    +1,349

    It's scary to imagine what tesla and edison could pull off now.
     
  12. AnimatedFan

    AnimatedFan Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Posts:
    2,657
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    True, but imagine what they could do if it was used correctly? Free energy for all...perhaps not a pipe dream.

    Ah well.
     
  13. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    28,836
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +92
    Maybe they can place big versions of these around city roadways so our electric cars will always stay powered up. Recharging while driving.

    Drive straight to California without ever having to stop or plug in

    Would be wild if they placed these like every 100,000 miles in space to keep shuttles powered for limitless destinations. Would be like checkpoints or something
     

Share This Page