Congressional Assessment Of Wireless Infrastructure A Step In The Right Direction

Whether at a crowded airport, in a car without a charger, or at a sporting event, we all know the dreaded feeling of a dead phone and the resulting lack of connectedness. According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, that feeling of helplessness may soon be a thing of the past as “ambient power” slowly replaces the need for three prong outlets.

“What is coming are hermetically sealed smartphones and other gadgets that charge without ever plugging into a wall,” technology columnist Christopher Mims writes. “And soon after there will be sensors, cameras and controllers that can be stuck to any surface, indoors or out, without the need to consider how to connect them to power. Wireless power will be, in other words, not just a convenience, but a fundamental enabler of whole new platforms.”

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