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Harald Haas: Wireless Data from Every Light Bulb

Communications technology innovator Harald Haas is the mind behind a new technology that allows individuals to simultaneously communicate and illuminate. In this TEDGlobal talk, Haas discusses his brainchild; a lightbulb that transmits data. By flickering the light from a single LED (an action too fast for the human eye to detect) Haas reveals that it is possible to transmit more data than what a cellular tower is currently able to. Not only this, but transmitting data in this way is both more efficient and secure than by transmitting via cell tower. But, what action would be required to initiate such a groundbreaking development? Simply connecting a small microchip to every potential illumination device…

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