Project LoonProject Loon balloons float inthe stratosphere, twice as highas airplanes and the weather.They are carried around theEarth by winds and they can besteered by rising or descendingto an altitude with winds movingin the desired direction. Peopleconnect to the balloon networkusing a special Internet antennaattached to their building. Thesignal bounces from balloon toballoon, then to the globalInternet back on Earth.
"The technology developed by HHI makes it possible touse standard off-the-shelf LED room lights for datatransmission. Data rates of up to 800 Mbit/s werereached by this optical WLAN under laboratoryconditions, while a complete real-time systemexhibited at trade fairs reached data throughput of500 Mbit/s. The newly developed patent protectedcomponents have now achieved a transmission ratein laboratory experiments of over 1 Gbit/s per singlelight frequency. As off-the-shelf LEDs mainly usethree light frequencies or light colors, speeds of upto 3 Gbit/s are feasible."3GBPS "LiFi" via Light Bulbs
Qualcomm’s chief technology officer...showing off a base station small enoughto be integrated into a set top box orhome router.A person driving or walking through thearea receives a stronger signal on hisphone, and faster downloads, as hisdevice hops between the many smallbase stations, each with a range of tensof meters.-MIT Technology ReviewA Cell Tower on Your Desk
• WiTricity Corp. is...developing wireless electricitytechnology that will operate safely and efficiently overdistances ranging from centimeters to several meters—and will deliver power ranging from milliwatts tokilowatts.• Direct Wireless Power — when all the power a deviceneeds is provided wirelessly, and no batteries arerequired. This mode is for a device that is always usedwithin range of its WiTricity power source.• Automatic Wireless Charging—when a device withrechargeable batteries charges itself while still in use orat rest, without requiring a power cord or batteryreplacement. This mode is for a mobile device that maybe used both in and out of range of its WiTricity powerWireless Electricity over a distance
Transfer data through your bodyAn “electrical device” thatyou can either wear on yourbody [that] uses thewearer’s body part, like yourarm or finger, as a“transmission channel” totransfer data through directphysical contact withanother device like acomputer, smartphone, oreven a game console andcontroller.