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    Take a look at this company. Is what they are advocating, something worth paying attention to? How does it work? Is it in our future and if so when, if ever? Will it replace conventional methods?


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    Good work there! But
    Would this method be efficient? And what would be the operating costs? And reliability?


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    What would happen if a space based system was to be made and was taken over by terrorists who then aimed the lasers at somewhere they wanted to kill? What would happen then? It would be a good idea if there weren't any type of way to let terrorists get into this type of system in space beaming down energy but as we know terrorists can just about do anything today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
    Take a look at this company. Is what they are advocating, something worth paying attention to?
    Yes. The applications for wireless power transfer are very widespread and useful.
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    How does it work?
    In current pracrtice ( minimally...) or in principle?
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    Is it in our future and if so when, if ever?
    Probably not for a while, yet, but surprises are always welcome.
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    Will it replace conventional methods?
    Not for a very long time.
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    hmm they say they are beaming limitless light energy from the sun to earth this is incorrect it is far from unlimited too much and we cook also there is energy loss due to diffraction plus how much of the suns rays can we afford to block before we freeze. what damage does the radiation due to the equipment over time. How easily can it be maintained and repaired? obviously building a space elevator is a pain so building a platform to capture the heat before it enters the atmosphere might possibly be an option just transporting it down.
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