How would you like to walk into your home and have your mobile phone immediately start charging with no effort on your part? If techs and tech companies have their way, that will be happening before too long.
The plans are to have "wireless" homes with energizing computer desks and gadgets powering up with laser beams.
From U.K.'s The Guardian: "Experts believe this is just the beginning and that eventually wireless electricity - dubbed "WiTricity" by some - could do for battery life what WiFi did for the internet. In a world without wires, laptop users in cafes and airport terminals would be inside an "electricity hotspot" and no longer have to delve past legs, bags and furniture in search of an awkwardly located socket.
Company CES has developed technology that turns electricity into a laser beam that's invisible. The heated beam shoots across the room and hits a solar cell turning into electricity.
The new beaming technology is said to not pose a threat to our health as when an object crosses it's path, the beam shuts down for 1/1000 of a second and then starts up again. Right now this tech is for small electronic gadgets but they have plans to scale it up for laptops and desk tops.
More at The Guardian.