While some may think that the plethora of smartphones and other handheld devices may seem futuristic and ever so modern; the fact is, visionaries have been imagining and predicting similar technology for more than 100 years.
Nikola Tesla, one of the fathers of the modern alternating current (AC) electrical system we use everyday, stated in an interview with New York Times back in 1909 that in the future it would be possible to send wireless messages back and forth across the globe. He envisioned doing so with an easy-to-use handheld device that would readily be available to the masses.
Sound a bit familiar?
He proposed that this wireless messaging wave to bring along with it, an entirely new era of technology. Predicting the coming of “wireless power,” which is in its infancy today but is already in use in products like Powermat’s charge pads for handheld devices including iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones.
Guess somethings aren’t as crazy as they once seemed…