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    Sven Groot

    , BitFlipper wrote

    While I don't think it will ever really be possible (as someone with an electronics engineering background), it would have been great if "Wireless Charging" really meant wireless charging as in distances up to, say 30ft. Well you can technically (see Nikola Tesla), but that will be extraordinary inefficient and will never get past the people that believe the small amounts of magnetic radiation we have in the air right now is going to kill everybody. If/when we do solve that problem though, maybe then we can throw all ports away (maybe sooner if "wireless charging" does take off).

    A magnetic field strong enough to charge something at 10m distance at reasonable speed and efficiency will probably be strong enough to pull the metal fillings out of your mouth. I think I'll stick to wires, in that case.