Just because we can’t see something, doesn’t mean it isn’t real. Technology is widespread, over a third of the globe uses the internet, and most of those users have smartphones and laptops. These devices run off of wifi, wavelengths and frequencies in the air that connect devices to the internet or to each other. The article is interesting because it states that a company is going to use the wavelengths already present amongst us as fuel to power and charge internet devices. This is a very futuristic idea but it is one that professionals expect to see in 2-3 years. Most devices if not all charge on a battery, if you don’t have a battery, your device needs to be plugged into a power source, limiting mobility, but not with this idea. Transferring power wirelessly reportedly uses 1/1000 of a normal power supply, not only ,making wireless powering, more efficient, but also lowering energy uses to help preserve the environment. I am excited to see how this new technology plays out and how the technology market will change because of this new innovative gadget.
In addition to being a better energy saver, wifi connected devices are expected to have longer range than the average bluetooth and cellular powered gadgets. This would be very good news for consumers since there losing signal and weak signal is a big complaint amongst cell phone users including myself. One may think that this is all too good to be true but to add to the excitement, the chips that developers would use to connect via wifi are extremely cheap to make, some estimate less than a dollar per device. What are the drawbacks? The article states no major cons, but I believe that this may affect consumer health. For the same reason why many people revert to not keeping their cell phones in their pockets because of frequency harm to many users’ thighs, Strengthening a wavelength signal and having it present everywhere we go could cause safety issues.