This German Scientist Says Light Bulbs Are The Future Of Wireless Data

Harald Haas, a professor at Jacobs University in Germany, is convinced that if true progress is going to be made in the future, we need to figure out how to transmit wireless data through light bulbs.

Easier said than done, right? Wrong — Haas took it upon himself to implement the idea. The video below is his live demonstration of how we might rely upon light bulbs for cell phone service, 3G data, and wireless networks in the home.

Haas proposes that light bulbs can transmit data by blinking rapidly and sending binary signals to devices. The blinking would be so fast that the human eye wouldn’t be able to detect it.

Find out more in the clip below:

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