An Inventor Wants One Less Wire to Worry About

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    Aug 18, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    I've often wondered why we need all those wires cluttering up the place too.


    “See past old paradigms” is one of those cheesy riffs one might hear from an innovation expert working the business speakers’ circuit. Yet here it was, a question that inched just past what was simply accepted: Why, in a wireless age, do we still have electrical wires?

    As Ms. Perry soon learned, there are very good reasons that we don’t beam electricity through the air. Though you can transmit the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to gamma rays, there are problems. “I realized that anything on the right half of the spectrum was too dangerous to beam,” she said, “and anything on the left half of the spectrum that was closer to radio was either too inefficient or tightly regulated by the government.”



    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/technology/an-inventor-wants-one-less-wire-to-worry-about.html?ref=technology
  • Apparition

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    Aug 19, 2013 8:26 AM GMT
    although, they SHOULD be changing where the power comes from. When 100% of computer users use a powerbar, why dont the monitor, printer, speakers etc, not get power from the main desktop box. it would be a lot less dangling around if the connector contained power too.
  • Apparition

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    Aug 19, 2013 8:26 AM GMT
    although, they SHOULD be changing where the power comes from. When 100% of computer users use a powerbar, why dont the monitor, printer, speakers etc, not get power from the main desktop box. it would be a lot less dangling around if the connector contained power too.
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    Aug 19, 2013 9:24 AM GMT
    Apparition saidalthough, they SHOULD be changing where the power comes from. When 100% of computer users use a powerbar, why dont the monitor, printer, speakers etc, not get power from the main desktop box. it would be a lot less dangling around if the connector contained power too.


    Wouldn't that be a little too much for the power supply in the computer to handle? Seems to me it would overheat like a snowball in hell.