Eric Giler is WiTricity's CEO; its founder, Marin Soljačić, an MIT Professor who invented the technology, won a MacArthur Foundation fellowship last year. (Memo to Dean Knisely of Entangled States, Tregonsee, and the other physicists who drop in here from time to time: you would be fascinated by the work he did which led to the award -- read the whole article.) You may read more about Giler here, and WiTricity's website has much more about its astounding technology. This talk may be watched in hi-res video here, and may be downloaded in that and other formats from this page.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Here is another talk from the TED 2009 Global Conference which I attended this summer in Oxford, and which illustrates the "T" in TED ("Technology, Entertainment and Design"). Eric Giler, whose start-up company WiTricity is about to bring this MIT-inspired invention to market, demonstrates in just ten minutes some of the amazing things that wireless electricity will be able to do in our world:
Posted by A. S. Haley at 12:04 AM