Science Fiction has been talking about beaming power from one place to another for a long time.

The Japanese have been experimenting with solar satellites that beam power back to the earth. The beam is so diffuse that birds can fly through the beam unharmed.

But point to point beaming is difficult and fraught with issues. These advancements may make it practical, from beaming to charge your phone or energy distribution.

Frankly, I’m a bit scare of this, I don’t believe the practical aspects will be responsibly accomplished. But that is just me…