I think that all of us have, at one time or another, wrestled with a menagerie of electrical cords. Our desktop computers, as much as we cling to them, are an excellent example of this; processor, monitor, printer, fax, telephone and etc. If only they were all wireless.
Well, back up a step and take a flying leap into the future. Presently, there is a company who is introducing the “electric” kitchen countertop. An “electric” kitchen countertop transmits electrical power by way of very thin material that is embedded in the countertop utilizing the principles of magnetic induction. Even though there are multiple buried “hot” spots of power in that countertop, there is no fear of electrical shock if you happen to touch them. Kitchen countertops and mats work only in conjunction with receiver units. Power is transmitted if, and only if, a receiver unit comes in contact with the mat or kitchen countertop.
This receiver unit, by the way, is also totally enclosed in a water tight case and is entirely shockproof.
Currently, there are electrical receivers that are capable of powering your iPods, MP3 players and even laptop computers. Just think, individual chargers will be a thing of the past. There is also a receiver unit that will accept any of our standard electrical kitchen appliances. The receiver unit is simply rested on the “hot” spot of the kitchen countertop and up to four appliances can then be plugged into it.
This is only the beginning. Soon, desks, furniture, walls and even building materials will include this new technology. What a change we are in for.