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Elon Musk Doubts This Idea. Ali Hajimiri Is Betting on It.

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Caltech professor and inventor Ali Hajimiri has a reputation for defying conventional wisdom and turning science fiction into reality. His latest and boldest project to date is wireless power transfer, and it could change the way we power our lives. Video by Matt Goldman Game Changers is a three-part series about some of the world's most determined and hard-working visionaries who are on the verge of becoming household names. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-07-12/elon-musk-hates-this-idea-ali-hajimiri-is-betting-on-it-video ------------------- Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/
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Masha Mitchell (9 days ago)
Musk fanboys can't contain themselves. There is no clickbait you triggered morons. It simply says Musks doubts the idea; Elon Musk is not the final authority on any subject. He's one person with one opinion. There are a lot people who doubted technology we can't live without today.
Simanta Dutta (12 days ago)
We WILL need high efficiency power gathering from our sun ... But as of now we need to make solar energy efficient ... Then it'll be time to harness the full blown sun's power from the space
shourya sharma (22 days ago)
We can use this technology to charge mobile phones truly wirelessly 😂
Ahmed اAlkhawaldeh (1 month ago)
Now that's an inventor👏
Nikola Tesla (1 month ago)
Ali Hajimiri=Moron
Wayne S (1 month ago)
I obsess over ants too. They're complex adaptive systems. Everyone should read about complex adaptive systems. It will change your view of the world.
Zarf 42 (1 month ago)
This guy is a genius. He was a physics Olympiad winner and wrote one of the most important papers in RFIC dealing with phase noise in a VCO. So I might not write him off
jocko john (1 month ago)
What about planes, rockets, birds......flying through a transmission area, would they get fried?
Joseph Mafu (1 month ago)
The device can be used to wirelessly recharge TESLA "CARS" if integrated with TESLA "CARS" components.
Hamlik Abrahimian (1 month ago)
Maybe in 20 years. Keep working. Hopefully you'll get financial backing...
Seadog Casey (1 month ago)
Yes keep going!
TxT Peer (1 month ago)
Worst chanel ever this is a shame
Rich Leang (1 month ago)
He (Elon Musk) is also an egoist
Crazy Grandpa (1 month ago)
Elon musk disregarding an ambitious project. Doesn’t seem much like him.
Sumanth Siddartha (1 month ago)
What about the efficiency?? How to get enough solar panels into space?
buzz player (1 month ago)
Edit video and put elon musk part in first. That would be solving problem
TeddyLeppard (1 month ago)
May not be efficient for Earth, but could possibly be better suited for an orbiting solar array above the Moon, then transfer the power to a moon base for a mining operation. The same principle may work for Mars, but the distance from the Sun there significantly diminishes solar energy collection potential.
Uzair Ali (1 month ago)
This guy is literally genius. now there can be true wireless charging. just imagine it. your sitting in your living room whilst all your devices are simultaneously charging on the move. People like Elon just want to steal these idea for themselves and pretend like they are useless ideas until they use them for their own purposes.
jim bob (1 month ago)
Elon Musk is not a scientist, this guy is.
DunnickFayuro (1 month ago)
Stupid idea indeed. Not only for its cost: anything in orbit is extremely vulnerable. Take down a few of those power plants and a country is down with it.
Mario Baldi (1 month ago)
I stopped the video when I heard "making of energy". I agree with Musk.
Chaos27 Chaos (1 month ago)
I doubt also the government and elites want that impressive tech you built...same as tesla...they down tesla to the core
Gabriel Muteca (1 month ago)
This will Work!! It simply needs some adjustments and this can be achieved by looking at this concept from a different angle.
Kari Kepala Gajah (2 months ago)
Not white?.. Deport him!
Philip Monroe (2 months ago)
Elon might be a bit jelouse
David Mann (2 months ago)
I think its genius .
CCIE (2 months ago)
I hope Iran's taxpayers are funding this 'education.'
Akhil paul (2 months ago)
Elon is right. It is less efficient and using that frequency for high power will create EMI problems for all other equipment
Ivan Kljaic (2 months ago)
The man behind tesla and spacex says that this makes no sense. Do sou now get it, how dreamy this idea is? Wireless power transfer is 100 years old and on small distances usefull. Like 10cm. On a distance of 100 m you loose most of the power. This is bullshit guys.
Vaibhav Mathur (2 months ago)
And ISRO start working on it.
Max88 (2 months ago)
Clickbait or not. Everything in this world is full of clickbait. 'have you ever struggled with..' .. 'tired of'... Why dislike something because of clickbait? .. its all around you. Not just on youtube. Marketing overall is a type of clickbait. Something that catches your attention. Does that change anything that the video contains? No it doesnt. If it didnt include Elon saying exactly what is in the title, then i would see it as clickbait. As for the inventor in the video. Keep going. No successful inventor has achieved what he has set out to do by paying attention to what others say. Not even Elon Musk. This solar energy makes me think of Tesla.
Max88 (2 months ago)
Plus.. read the heading correctly. It is said as a fact. Which was proven by the Elon Musk insert, with information as to why he has doubts.. Followed by why the inventor bets it will work. Thats all. Its an article. Just like any other.
Kaleem Shoukat (2 months ago)
I like your idea and u can do it
Frank X (2 months ago)
If anything this technology could be used for powering satellites, space equipment?
Lucas Baião Pires (2 months ago)
The phased array concept is decades old and it is used across multiple applications. There is nothing innovative about this video.
Graham Strouse (2 months ago)
Whether it works or not I appreciate the man’s attitude. Unlike Silicon Valley schmucks like Musk and Elizabeth Holmes he doesn’t seem to feel the need to swing his thang around to prove how awesome he is.
Vincent Boutot (2 months ago)
why don't you build solar panel in other country instead?
Tavio Co (2 months ago)
Bloomberg is so so desperate to crash Elon Musk & Tesla. The secretive speculators behind Bloomberg can't digest the genius Elon disrupting the old ideas, pushing for new boundaries.
Arunabha Das (2 months ago)
Progga (2 months ago)
Putting "Elon Musk" in the title to get clicks ...
Arturo Fernandez (2 months ago)
I'm on Ali's side, me and my dad have been thinking about this for a while now. All technology sounds impractical and stupid at the beginning, why did we bother to build a wheel when you can pick up things and walk? why did we bother to generate electricity if fire was easier to access? The truth of this is, Ali's thinking is more Nikola Tesla's than the company bearing his name.
Montana Baker (2 months ago)
As long as Hajimiri's wishful thinking eventually yields something that make's Musk's math wrong. New tech changes rules all the time, right? But in this case it may have to change a -lot-
Aa AA (2 months ago)
Discuss it scientifically not thru ants analogy, that’s STUPIDITY...
Zarf 42 (1 month ago)
Read his paper if u want it "scientifically"
Tan Tan (2 months ago)
This Guy says he put ants in a jar and they started building a HOME... Fucking liar. Ants only build a home around their queen. Other wise they scurry off LOOKING for the queen. I hate liars. And phase Arrays are useless when they cant be produced in a sensible and cost efficient way. BLOOMBERG is notorious for making videos about nothing and trying to pretend like it is something.
AsianGlow (2 months ago)
The Sun is already "transmitting" energy to Earth. It pains me to say this, but Elon Musk is right on this one.
Jorge Egroj (2 months ago)
Wow!! That was an unnecessary comment from Elon Musk.
Ty coon (2 months ago)
he preaches discipline then talks about space solar energy completely ignoring the 2 factors, launch cost and power conversion. he is the iranian bill cosby of science
Caeden W. (2 months ago)
But storage is the real issue here, not lack of space or solar energy on the ground...
Victor Nascimento (2 months ago)
clickbait accepted
Argasy Argasy2 (2 months ago)
The title is misleading. Elon doesn't doubt it can be done, he simply stated that it wasn't economic. I do not doubt that there will be more applications for this technology, just not what he intends for it.
David Mountain (2 months ago)
So far he seems to be able to power an LED (<1W) from about 200mm. I don't see any potential problem getting that power to useful levels at ~35km
Eager Beaver (2 months ago)
What about sending power to space?
Bernie Zelvis (2 months ago)
Don’t stand in the way of the beam!
#David (2 months ago)
Classic bullshit artist.
ForestNinjaZero (2 months ago)
Elon Musk doubts anything which requires knowledge of physics. We don't want to hear any more from Elon Musk about how 'stupid' his competitors are while they're all defeating him, and advancing industries with their achievements. Obviously, he's the one who is stupid.
monty royal (2 months ago)
What about pacemakers?
Stopper Mark (2 months ago)
Elon did calculations to back up his opinion, this guy hasnt.....show me the math pal
battu tulu (2 months ago)
Display camera was taped at 1:54...
Mac P (2 months ago)
Whats with the OBNOXIOUS violin music in the background? How stupid.
Agiu TAJIK (2 months ago)
0:08 when Exactly it happened? because i was born there too but i haven’t witnessed missiles coming down
Doran Martell (2 months ago)
So you're directing more heat (energy) toward a overheating planet and calling it a green solution.
Abd Aziz Abd Hamid (2 months ago)
Even Tesla did try transmitting power via air. In fact only the Sun does it successfully since it produces tremendous amount of energy.
joaquin guelfi (2 months ago)
Don't use a clickbait titles please.
shahid k (2 months ago)
Sheldon Copper would hate this guy...
dah lay (2 months ago)
And the government will stop his project because government will lose money selling energy to people.
AJ (2 months ago)
Hope he proves Elon wrong.
Lister Dave (2 months ago)
I don't see why one would go to the trouble of converting the solar energy into microwaves in space then beaming to the surface of the earth. What exactly do you gain by doing that? I see the advantage of having 24x7 production of electricity but why not just focus the sun directly to a collector on earth, avoiding the losses in conversion to microwave and back? You just need a large optical reflector in space rather than solar panels and you achieve the same results, only much more efficiently. That is you get much more electricity produced for a given cost or for a given mass launched into orbit.
sanjuansteve (2 months ago)
We should all have electric vehicles charged from the excess power generated from our home, business and covered parking rooftop solar arrays.
H.M ASIF (2 months ago)
If we can shrink a phone to the size it is today...I don't see a reason why we cannot integrate this concept into the current grid as a source of power...the receptors need to be more efficient in dispersing the wireless energy into the grid...ideally if we could somehow amplify this energy...before passing it on...it really could work....and it would be consistent in terms of the flow...however weak it may seem now...it really is a great idea.
Joseph Smith (2 months ago)
LOL... A Muslim inventor... There is no such thing. A Muslim Terrorist?? Yeah, plenty of those are around!
Michael Derosier (2 months ago)
This is amazing!!
V1 Gibby (2 months ago)
Why so many dislikes?
Arabic Chic (2 months ago)
if you think this is impressive technology, then let me tell you something, last month a saudi arabian scientist has patent issued and made successful prototype of cell phone charger, that can fully charge a phone battery by radio wave that you found everywhere. Bloomberg if you want more information hit me up.
Don Folders (2 months ago)
Elon Musk doesn't doubt the idea, he doubts that it will be efficient. Ali is just self absorbed and invents for the recognition, not practical success, and Bloomberg survives another day by using more misleading clickbait. WHEN YOU ARE A NEWS ORGANIZATION, AND YOU USE CLICKBAIT, YOU ARE A LIAR.
Alperen Akküncü (2 months ago)
Did they change the title of the video?
Marco Dieter (2 months ago)
He's using Raspbian
Salvy Gonzy (2 months ago)
hmmm interesting then nxt step along our orbit u will gonna try building a halo then a dayson sphere
Sion Mars (2 months ago)
He can turn this into a weapon
ElectroSalvo (2 months ago)
wrong market, it's a useless prototype gizmo in space. Try the Electronic consumer markets wireless charging and stuff of that nature.
Attila Ihász (2 months ago)
So, somehow, it makes more sense to buy a 100$ 2kg solar panel, put it into space for for ~6.000$, install it around a long range transmitting system (??$) that will have some efficiency losses, with the work of 10+ engineers and scientists, then to just buy 3 panels for 300$ and and have them installed by a single electrician on a spot of the 99.99% surface of the Earth that does not already have solar panels on it. Intriguing. Same amount of power produced, one cost 300$ + 1 electrician hour, other costs 6.100$ + ??$ + 20+ engineer / scientist hours. Oh by the way: The ~6.000$ launch cost for 2 kg ( Falcon 9 reusable configuration) goes up to ~10.000$ if you disclude ventures of Elon, and go with the second cheapest option currently available. Just saying on your comment "If there is anyone out there who could steer the thrust of technology from its own demise, and toward the betterment of humanity" - there a lot of people actively doing that, and this guy might be amongst them, but he needs to not just imagine and make "cool tech stuff", but also make it in a way that it practically and economically makes sense to be anywhere near of the frontier.
Nathan ObJective (2 months ago)
It's better used in transfering power between spaceships, or between different MODULES within a single spaceship, or modular spaceship... Not to the ground.
gelisob (2 months ago)
Let's assume crazy 90% conversion on send and receive laser. Now tell me how much will be lost in the 60km of air moisture and clouds? And then tell me the plan how to convince goverments to allow such powerful laser in orbit.. That can "miss" the receiver too..
Vélí Mack (2 months ago)
He's against it bcus it's what he's doing...
M JP (2 months ago)
great guy. Hope he is going to be funded.
ThePrimeGameProtector (2 months ago)
Now we know that Elon Musk is an asshole. I used to like the guy.
LetoZeth (2 months ago)
Using Elon Musk to get views. *disliked and stopped watching*
hypnostream (2 months ago)
If elon doubts it you know it will be successful for sure musk is not the person ppl think he is
Dick Riley (2 months ago)
Poor guy thinks he can put those in SPAAAAAACE... lol Musk knows better...
Vinod Raghavan (2 months ago)
He should Generate Power from Jhinns...
BeAn BeAn (2 months ago)
Elon owns both a solar power company and a rocket company, both making the most cheapest _and_ advanced products within their industries. You'd think he would be the first to jump on this idea if it were actually feasible... Duh...
Matthew Chun (2 months ago)
The obvious comparison is wifi versus ethernet. I'll stick with ethernet :)
Wemdiculous (2 months ago)
who cares if energy gathering is more efficient in space when you need 9 pounds of Rocket fuel for every pound you send up... just use the money you save by not going to space to build a bigger array on earth. Otherwise you really need to send something that can produce these into space and produce them there before the proper scale can be achieved.
Wiz Kidd (2 months ago)
Frankly this is a waste of time, figure out how to make a space elevator , so many problems vanish.
Sergio Rodriguez (2 months ago)
You know what's funny is that if you don't see the benefit of this idea then what. Think about it Einstein said it E = MC2 which allows light to be captured at any given speed. Nikola Tesla already had a system in place for energy transmission using the earth as the conductor. It doesn't matter how fast you go in space or not light will always catch up and energy will always be there. Put a solar panel on or in your car to charge your phone you'll still get energy. And by the way elon may own a rocket that is powered by fuel and owns a car company powered by batteries why waste your time with fuel. You can create a turbine powered rocket or a mag rail gun rocket that spins.
Max Nomad (2 months ago)
3 or 4 orbital arrays with the same concept to focus intencity
orangeray21 (2 months ago)
I think if they used the energy in space, that may make more sense, instead of costly beaming and transferring to facilities on Earth. For instance, the space station, junk clean up, surface mining on the moon, and much more!
Sarvesh Gharat (2 months ago)
Is it necessary to write equations on windows to look genius?
Helaman Gile (2 months ago)
Lol that's me
Harmeet Nijher (2 months ago)
This could revolutionize the process of establishing Mars
Nancy B. (3 months ago)
lithgrapher (3 months ago)
Iranian smart dude

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