I think there is no question whether global warming is occurring or not...scientific consensus is that 95% likely it is a human made phenomena...where we can disagree is whether it is worthily to spend billions or trillions of dollars fighting it...maybe we can just adapt! I will stop wearing my parka when traveling to Alaska ! And have plenty of space here inCanada, we can probably take hundreds of millions of people here once it gets warm
I agree with your line of thought. I too am in this area. The data for G.W. is even more powerful than before. Global air temperatures may have temporarily leveled, but ocean temperatures have not. I see this as an even bigger threat. I somehow feel lucky that I have no kids to give the beach house to.
Thank you @daleste
I live in Canada so I don't need to worry much about global warming as our country will actually benefit from warmer climate ;-)
I could use more sun in my rainy Vancouver (we got historical record of 44 sunny days this summer)
But seriously, wireless charging is bound to be leading to energy loss (translating into heat). Is there any reliable data on wireless charging efficiency? Kris
With 8 million units in the field WPC would say wireless charging has arrived.
But I agree that we don't see charging platters, dishs or mats being sold.
And then there is my other bug bear, that wireless charging is wastes energy compared with wired charging. There are arguments about if you have 10 wall warts and leave them plugged in and switched on all the time.....then you consume more power compared with a single wireless charging plate, but these arguments are somewhat spurious in my opinion.
Just switch chargers off when they are not in use.
@Wilber: Note Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch, albeit more of a prototype than a real product, includes a nice implementation of wireless charging using the WiPower LE tech Qcomm had been pioneering with the watch case doubling as the charging pad.
@Peter, it totally makes sense. In fact, auto companies these days are much more concerned what technologies mobile handsets are going to use. Whether it is BT low energy or 802.11ac, if mobile handsets or tablets are going to use those technologies, it looks like automakers are following suits. It's a very interesting dynamic that we are seeing these days!
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