Is this the future? Some wild technology is here right now, and it could just be revving up to change the world as we know it.
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, many demonstrations were shown off. One of them involved a new wireless technology that would deliver a whole new type of power source to our homes and beyond.
For the demonstration, Fulton Innovation — the technology’s creator — brought along some shelving and surfaces that look pretty much like any other shelving or surface you might look at. What’s not seen, however, is power surging through these surfaces, which makes some very interesting things possible. The most entertaining of these, for those who aren’t interested in the scientific stuff, are cereal boxes; they look just like regular cereal boxes, naturally, but when placed on these special surfaces, the cereal boxes illuminate playfully. Something sure to catch the eye of any passing child. But that, my friends, is just the beginning.
You can see a much more in-depth video of these crazy-cool cereal boxes and the even crazier technology behind them, as well as read about some more useful possibilities by heading on over to the other side now.
While light-up cereal boxes are cool, they’re also not all that useful. What will be useful is the ability to develop this into something that could make our world completely wireless. What also might be useful is the charging capabilities: toys, batteries, and virtually any other item that would require charging can be placed on these surfaces, effectively boosting their juice.
On top of that, they also have surfaces with similar capabilities that would allow you to boil a pot of water, program basic cooking commands, and simply place your pan on the surface to commence. They even have special containers of soup with built in heating coils that allow you to put the soup on the surface and walk away as it heats itself up.
These things alone are enough to blow my mind a thousand times, but the company isn’t stopping there. Other ideas they’re working on is putting these surfaces in parking garages and parking spaces everywhere, which would allow us to charge electric cars whenever you park! And with the mass availability of a technology like that, our reliability on gas in everyday life could and would dissipate ferociously.
Insanity, I tells ya!
You can learn more about the company by visiting their website, and you can see much more in the video below, which was recorded by djramsey at the CES convention. You also find a bunch more videos on YouTube showing off what this company is working on, just search “eCoupled at CES.”