Although this is not a tech blog, I must direct your attention to this story
about wireless electricity. Is it possible that Tesla's great dream has finally become real?
"We're going to transfer power without any kind of wires," says Dr Hall, now Chief Technology Officer at WiTricity -- a start-up developing wireless "resonance" technology.
"But, we're not actually putting electricity in the air. What we're doing is putting a magnetic field in the air."
It works like this: WiTricity build a "Source Resonator" -- a coil of electrical wire that generates a magnetic field when power is attached.
If another coil is brought close, an electrical charge can be generated in it. No wires required.
Obviously, this new tech -- if it proves to be really real -- will change every aspect of our lives. The part that really intrigues me concerns electric cars. Eco-friendly vehicles will suddenly become quite practical when every driveway and parking spot becomes an automatic recharge station.
"We just don't think about it anymore: I'm going to drive my car home and I'm never going to have to go to the gas station and I'm never going to have to plug it in.
"I can't even imagine how things will change when we live like that."
This could drastically reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It's much easier to implement radical new energy sources when we're talking about a city's power generating stations, as opposed to the internal combustion engine.