First off, I really, really am working. I just finished editing one paper and will soon start the next.
In the meantime, the front page of Yahoo had an article about Intel developing a wireless way to transmit electrical power. The problem in the past has always been how you transmit electricity without zapping everything in the way. There's a reason you don't stick your finger in the same sockets you stick a lamp plug into. The article describes previous efforts as basically hurling lightning bolts at things.
The key to making it possibly work is that it's electro-magnetism, not just electricity. Humans don't seem to be bothered by magnetic fields, so they convert the electric power into a magnetic pattern and throw it across the room. Intel demoed a 60W lamp powered on the stage with no cords.
This is potentially huge. Wire up an office building and you no longer have to plug in laptops, lights, etc. Just sit anywhere. Imagine one in your home garage with a hybrid electric - gas car. No going home and plugging the car in; your car will just grab the power from sitting in the garage. In the same vein, why not wire up the light poles along major highways to not just give out light, but wireless electricity. As your car drives along, the battery could be recharged as it goes. Or just from sitting in the mall parking garage while you shop. Would it ever my strong enough to replace electrical transmission lines? All the electricity poles could disappear with just sporadic relay stations. Could help enormously with alternative energy as well. With giant solar thermal plants in the desert, today you would have to run wires across the country to get the power out. But maybe this wireless stuff could send it all through the air.