Compose a 2500 words assignment on the political and legal influences of wireless electricity. Needs to be plagiarism free! Due to financial difficulty, Tesla decided to enter into a business partnership with George Westinghouse in 1886 (Scrivener, 2013). Eventually, Tesla accepted the US$1 million plus $1.00 worth of royalties for each horsepower of electricity generated to deal with the Westinghouse Company. Through the help of the Westinghouse Company, Tesla managed to build the 1st hydroelectric alternating current (AC) system at Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada back in 1895 (Scrivener, 2013. Tufts & Fairbanks, 2011).
It was in 1899 when Tesla focused on developing wireless electricity in Colorado (Scrivener, 2013. Anderson, 2007: 29). Even though Tesla managed to prove the feasibility of his idea with regards to the construction of a wireless power system, Tesla faced a serious financial problem when his financier John Jacob Astor died when the Titanic sank in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean (Weyn, 2011: 328). Tesla died on the 12th of January 1943 as a single person with no heirs. Therefore, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) took hold of all of Tesla’s documents (Scrivener, 2013. Gayen, 2012).
In general, wireless electricity is all about being able to transmit electrical current without the use of any forms of man-made conductors like wires. Among few good examples of wireless electricity include power transmission that is carried out through the use of “direct induction” and “resonant magnetic induction” or “electromagnetic radiation” which often comes in the form of “lasers” and/or “microwaves” (Landis, 1994). In 2007, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) made a confirmation that it is possible to transfer wireless electricity using a technology called the “resonant power transfer” (Wilson, 2014). In relation to the continuous developments on wireless electricity, this essay will purposely discuss the political and legal factors that may have contributed to its success and/or failure.