With a new understanding that the “magnetic” field is really a piezoelectric field are there any practical application that can come out of this new/true understanding of our environment? For instance, the old model was that the magnetic field around the earth was caused by a dipole field coming from the core. Now that we understand that it is a dynamic field caused by the earth tides, can we develop new ways to harness this movement/change in field to produce usable electricity?
I remember reading a science fiction book when I was young of people on another planet that got the power for their personal transportation and all other needs by broadcast power similar to our receiving radio, tv or wifi. I thought it was a great idea then and wondered if it would ever be possible. It would seem that at some point as we continue to learn about the piezoelectric properties and power generation of our daily earthtide, capable of generating lightning and heat around the world, that we might eventually discover a way to tap and control that energy. It would certainly wreak havoc in the battery industry. Seems like I may have heard recently about Elon Musk doing some research into something similar.