TDK Demos Wirelessly Charging Headphones

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    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

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    Nicola Tesla's dream of wireless electricity is getting closer to public access:

    TDK Demos Wirelessly Charging Headphones, Envisions Cars That Never Stop - Geek.com

    Frequency and Resonance were two key principles in the Tesla wireless electricity technology.
    As a first step, we could get magnetic resonance charging stations for our electric cars, in the near future WiEL.
    w00t!
     
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    It is already working quite well, but I seriously doubt, that oil companies would allow it any time soon, because it is dirty cheap, ~50 cents per 180 miles, no profit at all.

    -http://www.reuters.com/video/2011/08/04/charging-electric-cars-wirelessly?videoId=217893522
     
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    I would have to question what effect prolonged exposure to magnetic fields that strong would have on people, animals, insects, etc. I'm suspecting the effects would be far more disruptive than we imagine.
     
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    That is the prize of the progress. Our bodies contain thousends more chemicals than bodies of people, who lived only hundred years ago, mobile phones change brain waves with an unknown effect, but we can not just stop using any technologies, because it would turn us back to stone age, we are too dependant on them already.
     
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    I suspect that once such technologies become more and more popular, very soon almost every one will get some sort of malignancy at a very younger age. All these things must has a disastrous effect on the life of human being.

    The more you are away of nature, the more you are in danger.
     
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    No, we don't have to go back to the stone age, though it does look appealing more often than not any more. Just because a technology is new doesn't make it desirable or necessary. The first consideration should be "is this appropriate?" Technology doesn't have to be damaging. Progress has these price tags attached when big money industries decide that their bottom line takes priority over all other considerations. Technology also gave us the nuclear bomb. Does that mean we have to use it because "that's the price of progress"?

    Continuous exposure to electromagnetic fields is already proven to be harmful to some life and suspected to be problems to many others. Cell phone signals for instance are suspected to be at least partially responsible for the decline of honeybees, which has a direct affect on our food supply. These fields would be much stronger and potentially much more damaging. A lot of animals use the magnetic fields of the planet to guide their migrations. Fields this strong could work like jamming signals to them. If this proves to be the case, deploying this technology can't be justified no matter how convenient it may be for us. Our convenience or comfort doesn't take priority over other creatures right to live.
     
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