CPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 954 times:
It's actually possible over (very) short distances by induction, and also used in some devices. You can for instance buy a wireless computer mouse, that are supported with power from the mousepad.
But I don't see a great potential in this for larger scope applications. It might be useful for electronic peripherals, but it is impossible so far to use at greater ranges, without being vastly ineffective or dangerous.
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SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 903 times:
The idea goes a long ways back. The two big problems are it is not possible to bill people for using it, so the profit motive doesn't favor it, and the tendency of the field to rupture blood vessels in our brains.
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Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21798 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 895 times:
Quoting SlamClick (Reply 5): The two big problems are it is not possible to bill people for using it, so the profit motive doesn't favor it, and the tendency of the field to rupture blood vessels in our brains.
Doctors could certainly bill people for the second problem....
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