Here is an article from several years ago that talks about the future of wireless power transfer, with a few GT quotes sprinkled in for good measure. A quote about our ECE senior design students:
“Wireless power could enable a whole new class of devices,” says Durgin. Those devices will include sensors on all the mechanics of a home, business or factory; detectors for heat, light and motion; and cameras and controls that we can move and upgrade at our convenience, without ever having to touch the building’s wiring. These controls will include “peel and stick” light switches and thermostats, which are already a common senior design project among Professor Durgin’s students.