Wireless Electricity -- Bunk? (was Re: >H FYI:Re: Solar Power)

Chris Hind (chind@juno.com)
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 20:03:12 -0800

>This sort of thing was pioneered by Tesla, who forsaw a worlwide power
>grid that transmitted energy through the air/ground circuit. All
>vehicles would be powered by rectennae, as well as appliances, etc. He
>thought that putting transmitters at the main power generators, like
>Niagra Falls (then the biggest power project in the world) would free
>the world from the pollution brought on by the industrial age.
>Unfortunately, his main backer, JP Morgan, cut him off when he found out
>that Tesla wanted to give power away for free......

I've heard this idea is bunk. Is it truely possible to transmit energy? If
this is so why aren't people doing it already and I don't want to hear the
standard defense on how oil companies have a conspiracy controlling the
United States government.

"Risk: You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage
to lose sight of the shore."

Chris Hind (chind@juno.com) Upward, Outward, ACTION!
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