My skin, it burrrrrns! :p
I remember a university research team, at MIT i think it was, demonstrating something similar - trouble was, the magnetics coils needed were huge. I'm sure that isn't the only limitation of the technology at the moment...but the potential for intel with a technology like this in their future devices would be phenomenal.
If they could harness the technology, then tethered laptops around the home and in business could be a thing of the past....might even be able to deliver the technology not long after fuel cells arrive.
The Tesla effect 100yrs later, but Tesla was considered mad for suggesting this sort of thing...
I wonder how efficient this is, do you need to transmit 100w to power a 60w bulb ?
Bah - this technology has been widely used for charging low voltage things for years now. (Braun tooth brushes has used induction charging for 20 odd yeas for example.) It's just getting to the refinement stages now.
Looks exiting but at what cost? How long would it take to recharge a laptop for example? A long time I suspect and you'd probably be charged for the privilege.
Interesting, that it's part of intel's technologies we could see before 2050.....so we are talking very early stages of development.