We all know technologies are progressing. Gadgets, even if they are getting smaller in size, still need to be charged and need some kind of plug ins and socket. Not everything is available as cordless. In most houses the main concern is to get rid of wires as it gets challenging to figure out what wire is for what device.
After the presentation in our last class, at the end John mentioned how the flow of electricity in interior spaces will change from wires to wireless. All the devices would not need wires to function. I wanted to learn how it works, and when this will become a reality, and become more accessible. Devices like cell phones, laptops should be the first ones to shed their power cords.
I was reading about a company named WiTricity. They predicted how they will be able to power light bulbs using wireless electricity that has a range far beyond the power socket. Engineers have come across several ways to convert electricity which will be safe to send through air without cord. I saw a nice example of this in Teknion. They are using power mats to charge their cell phones, which I thought was interesting . There was no use of carrying a charger cord every day. This is just an example how electricity travels within few centimeters. It would be easier to build spaces without connecting electrical cords through walls and floors or creating false ceiling to have room for all the cords. It would be more sustainable method as it will decrease the use of materials.
To read the full article click on this link: http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/09/02/wireless.electricity/