Energy transfer through the "signals" just like the internet, voice or anything else
No device would need an energy source. The energy would be requested and sent via the internet. No wires, batteries or chargers, just a small kick-starter to start the energy transfer, similar to the car battery used for kick-starting the car's engine.
No, but how would it WORK?
I must admit I have no clear idea of how it could work. I did some research on energy transfer via waves and what I found is that we have a wireless energy transfer in short range and without obstacles (wireless charging), moderate power over the moderate distance, but harmful to people (microwaves) and currently no viable and non-harmful option to transfer enough energy through moderate or long distances. However, directional antennas and lasers could help achieving this.
Recently I found a paper describing a novel 2-D materials that convert Wi-Fi signals to electricity. The researchers constructed a novels "rectenna", a device used to convert AC electromagnetic waves into DC electricity. They used molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) to build semicondictors, which are three atoms thick and are considered to be one of the thinnest semiconductors in the world. Materials and innovations like these make baterry-less future more viable and easier to imagine!
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