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Nikola Tesla: 5G network could realise his dream of wireless electricity, a century after experiments failed

By Elena Gaura, Associate Dean for Research, Coventry University
James Peter Brusey, Professor of Computer Science, Coventry University
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At the height of his career, the pioneering electrical engineer Nikola Tesla became obsessed with an idea. He theorised that electricity could be transmitted wirelessly through the air at long distances – either via a series of strategically positioned towers, or hopping across a system of suspended balloons.

Things didn’t go to plan, and Tesla’s ambitions for a wireless global electricity supply were never realised. But the theory itself wasn’t disproved: it would have simply…

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