One can only hope that the end of the power cord is near. The recent news that a group of MIT researchers have developed a wireless way to deliver electricity to a device is very welcome here at Unclutterer.
The team of researchers were able to power a 60 watt light bulb from seven feet away. This is a promising step in what is hopefully an inevitable extinction of the dreaded wire mess that surely lurks in your home or office.
From the Daily Tech:
…the WiTricity project does not transmit biologically harmful electromagnetic radiation during operation. Additionally, line-of-sight issues present in microwave technology disappear with WiTricity; magnetic fields are more-or-less unaffected by non-metallic materials in most environments.
The most current WiTricity experiments use coils approximately 20″ in diameter and operate at distances of approximately two meters. The team hopes to eventually power a notebook from a several meters away.