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Would You Use Wireless Electricity?

This week a group of researchers - ahem, major geeks - from Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that they made a 60-watt light bulb light up by sending it energy wirelessly.

The project is being hailed as a preview of a future where cellphones and other gadgets will get juice without having to be plugged in. Scientists are calling the breakthrough "WiTricity" as in "Wireless+Electricity" and while they acknowledge that it will take a lot of tweaking and likely a few years until it could be made available to the public, the possibilities are really exciting.

So far, the MIT crew has lit a 60-watt bulb that was 7 feet away from the power-generating appliance. So what do you think? Would you use wireless electricity to charge your cell phone or gadgets?


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Ashlie-H Ashlie-H 10 years
That would be great. I hate when a cord is just a few inches short and things like that. wireless everything would be WONDERFUL!
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Definitely not, unless they can figure out a way for it to not give me cancer or cause insane ground-level lightning storms that electrocute everyone in a rain storm.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
no wires would make parts of my apartment look soo much better!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Totally I can't wait for the whole world to be wireless!
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
I dont see why not.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Sure, why not?
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 10 years
Yes! And then they can turn all of the old power lines into wind generating windmills... Honesly, I wonder why they don't do that already.
Madinat Madinat 10 years
this is just what i've been WAITING for! buy-bye batteries!!!
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
hey, if i can get rid of wires, i'm all for it.
shini shini 10 years
I hope people don't claim to be 'allergic' to electricity like some are for wireless internet signals...
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 10 years
Why not?
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