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Gaming & Media => Gaming & Media => Topic started by: Sirix on June 08, 2007, 01:26:07 am

Title: WiTricity
Post by: Sirix on June 08, 2007, 01:26:07 am
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6725955.stm

This
Surface (http://www.microsoft.com/surface/)
OLED (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htn3_xQqo8s)

the Future is coming guys.

and we're IT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echo_boom_generation)
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: not12x on June 08, 2007, 01:29:47 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

old.  Tesla did it almost 100 years ago.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/NikolaTeslaLightbulb.jpg)
"Nikola Tesla with his invention, a wireless lightbulb powered by the electric field surrounding it."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tesla_patents

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/66/TeslaEffect.png/222px-TeslaEffect.png)
The Tesla effect. A "world system" for "the transmission of electrical energy without wires" that depends upon electrical conductivity was proposed by Tesla. Through longitudinal waves, an operator uses the Tesla effect in the wireless transfer of energy to a receiving device."
*edit*  over 100 years ago, sorry.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Sirix on June 08, 2007, 01:36:28 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

old.  Tesla did it almost 100 years ago.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/NikolaTeslaLightbulb.jpg)
"Nikola Tesla with his invention, a wireless lightbulb powered by the electric field surrounding it."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tesla_patents

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/66/TeslaEffect.png/222px-TeslaEffect.png)
The Tesla effect. A "world system" for "the transmission of electrical energy without wires" that depends upon electrical conductivity was proposed by Tesla. Through longitudinal waves, an operator uses the Tesla effect in the wireless transfer of energy to a receiving device."
*edit*  over 100 years ago, sorry.

this new technology is more of a "beam" of electricity that's aimed at the desired object.

Tesla's is a field.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: not12x on June 08, 2007, 01:56:34 am
field>beam

fields are great for games of Frisbee.  beams are good for Starmie and Staryu.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Sirix on June 08, 2007, 01:58:40 am
field>beam

fields are great for games of Frisbee.  beams are good for Starmie and Staryu.

lol, cripe.


all field vs beam arguements aside.

imagine walking down the sidewalk with a low power iPod.  You notice your favourite Cafe has a "WiTricity available!" sign in the window.

you go inside for some coffee, talk with friends for an hour, exit with a fully charged iPod.

GAWD YES!
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: not12x on June 08, 2007, 02:00:43 am
while theoretically awesome, think about the cost.

and then realize that fuck, if you're at starbucks, they already charge you up teh ass for coffee and give out free internet, comfy chairs, nice music, and a great atmosphere, so what the hell?  free electricity, too!
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Lysix on June 08, 2007, 02:34:18 am
AT LAST, STAR TREK LASER GUNS!
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on June 08, 2007, 08:17:29 am
hey guys remember how all the bees are dying just from being near power lines?

how about radiating electricity? ouchies.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: not12x on June 08, 2007, 08:20:29 am
i thought it was the cell phones that were killing them.
?
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Einkoro on June 08, 2007, 08:25:25 am
imagine walking down the sidewalk with a low power iPod.  You notice your favourite Cafe has a "WiTricity available!" sign in the window.

you go inside for some coffee, talk with friends for an hour, exit with a fully charged iPod.

And cancer, probably. You exit with a fully charged iPod and cancer.

That aside, this technology is horribly inefficient. I wouldn't expect to see it until they can bump that 40% up to something reasonable.

hey guys remember how all the bees are dying just from being near power lines?

how about radiating electricity? ouchies.

That was cell phones and it was baseless FUD, much like my cancer joke. http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/22/news/wireless23.php

Apparently bees actually like power lines: http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7910
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Outboundlight on June 08, 2007, 07:30:20 pm
All this new technology shit is useless unless it is somehow helping people invent the hoverboard and/or X-Wing.


So far, the future has been a bitter, bitter disapointment
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: SweZor on June 08, 2007, 08:08:13 pm
Yeah, wheres my interactive holographic pr0n?
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: WereVolvo on June 08, 2007, 09:30:50 pm
All this new technology shit is useless unless it is somehow helping people invent the hoverboard and/or X-Wing.


So far, the future has been a bitter, bitter disapointment

I shall not be completely satisfied with the future until I get my very own Star Destroyer crewed by hawt femme-bots
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Jack Lupino on June 08, 2007, 10:21:33 pm
Did any of you know the book with the highest seeds & downloads on the internet is a book on how to build a ray gun from microwave parts ?
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: not12x on June 08, 2007, 10:32:36 pm
Did any of you know the book with the highest seeds & downloads on the internet is a book on how to build a ray gun from microwave parts ?
and this is why jesus is never coming back.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Jack Lupino on June 08, 2007, 11:08:49 pm
He - wasn't - here - in - the - first - place

Gotdamnit !!
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Ant on June 09, 2007, 02:16:16 am
I thought it was from the morally wrong things, building ray guns is just fun ^^
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: harvey danger on June 09, 2007, 09:20:12 am
He - wasn't - here - in - the - first - place

Gotdamnit !!


YES HE WAS YES HE WAS UR GOIN 2 HEL

All this new technology shit is useless unless it is somehow helping people invent the hoverboard and/or X-Wing.


So far, the future has been a bitter, bitter disapointment

Where's my Smash TV games show, and Robotech mech?

How do they generate the power for the field/beam/whichever, though (or, does it even need power)? I've seen articles mentioning both walking into somewhere (like Sirix said) and bringing it with you to power your iPod.

Either way, MIT is awesome. Their April Fool's Day pranks are great.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Einkoro on June 09, 2007, 10:06:45 am
All this new technology shit is useless unless it is somehow helping people invent the hoverboard and/or X-Wing.


So far, the future has been a bitter, bitter disapointment

Indeed. I want my starships, matter-energy conversion (transportation, replicators), sexy alien chicks and red uniforms so I can die on an away mission. :(
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Smeagol on June 09, 2007, 04:42:35 pm
Did any of you know the book with the highest seeds & downloads on the internet is a book on how to build a ray gun from microwave parts ?
and this is why jesus is never coming back.

Jesus got no game.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on June 10, 2007, 12:13:41 am
Did any of you know the book with the highest seeds & downloads on the internet is a book on how to build a ray gun from microwave parts ?
and this is why jesus is never coming back.

Jesus got no game.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/50097 (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/50097)
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Jack Lupino on June 10, 2007, 06:33:09 pm
All this new technology shit is useless unless it is somehow helping people invent the hoverboard and/or X-Wing.


So far, the future has been a bitter, bitter disapointment

Indeed. I want my starships, matter-energy conversion (transportation, replicators), sexy alien chicks and red uniforms so I can die on an away mission. :(
Well spoken, lad.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Lysix on June 10, 2007, 06:36:29 pm
Indeed. I want star trek.

Fixed :P
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: not12x on June 10, 2007, 09:46:50 pm
Indeed. I want star trek.

Fixed :P

LOLPWNT
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: L'homme magique on June 10, 2007, 09:52:56 pm
except it's well known that ankle is an obsessive star trek fan

i dont see how any lolpwning went on at all
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Lysix on June 10, 2007, 10:30:51 pm
Lets send this to an exam board and let them turn it into an exam question and we'll get nations of 16 year olds to discover the answer!
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: not12x on June 10, 2007, 10:32:51 pm
easy answer

star trek=phail.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: L'homme magique on June 10, 2007, 10:36:39 pm
except i like star trek so obviously it is very much win.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: not12x on June 10, 2007, 10:40:44 pm
your logic is the counter of mine.

so, allow me to provide more evidence in my favor.
(http://armsandinfluence.typepad.com/photos/arms_and_influence_refere/hitler5.jpg) liked star trek
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Lysix on June 10, 2007, 10:41:56 pm
Offtopic alert!
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Torp v2.0 on June 14, 2007, 11:40:09 pm
I think Godwins good old probability just reached 1.

I invoke the corollaries.

The thread is over.

Not12x lost.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Torp v2.0 on June 15, 2007, 08:19:50 pm
Ok, decided to post on the original topic, and so I felt it fair to reopen the thread. Not12x still lost the Star Trek discussion (even if I agree with her - Star Trek is no good - there's still no discussion, and any Star Trek discussion I see in this thread will be mercilessly deleted).

Anyways, on the subject of the WiTricity, I'd like to point out a problem my second cousin made me aware of, quite some time ago. The technology to make electricity wireless is already there, it's just manipulation of electrical fields. However, you wouldn't want to live around all these fields. The health effects can be rather negative.

EDIT: Hmm, actually that was mentioned in the article. Damn. I'm still not so sure about it.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: not12x on June 15, 2007, 08:56:06 pm
If you knew the chemicals involved in the Dry Cleaning process, you wouldn't want to live within half of a mile of one of those places, but people do anyways.

Point being, unless it makes your skin melt and hair turn orange, people will be all OMG SHINY over wireless electrical fields.
Title: Re: WiTricity
Post by: Torp v2.0 on June 16, 2007, 06:30:47 pm
True. But still...