“Wires suck” says electrician and innovator Eric Giler, so a team of geeks physicists at MIT have created the technology to beam electricity wirelessly through the air.

Under Giler’s guidance, it’s almost ready for the market. The possibilities are endless: laptops and mobiles that never run out of juice or electronic cars that don’t need recharging. Could this revolutionise the entire technology industry? And more importantly, could it be done by a man who looks like he stepped straight out of 1992?