Most people would agree that cell towers are ugly. They certainly don’t do anything to keep the landscape beautiful. Well, there may be a solution on the way. Anthony Sutera, the CEO of Charmtech Enterprises presented the company’s spray-on antenna technology at Google’s Solve for X.
Since he didn’t explain the technology behind it, we don’t know all of the finer details, but basically what we are talking about is a spray-on antenna. For example, the spray-on antenna was used to turn a tree into an antenna that could transmit VHF to an airplane 14 miles in the air. Impressed yet? It is also capable of improving the antenna of an iPhone, and transmitting signals over a mile when underwater. Obviously this could change everything.
They also claim that this spray-on antenna consumes less energy than traditional antennas. Since you can spray it on anything, there is no need for any more cell towers. A tree could become a tower or a building, anything you like. We have no idea when we might see this in use, but it’s amazing stuff.
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