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(10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943)
Probably The Greatest Inventive Genius That Has Ever Walked This Earth.
He called himself a "DISCOVERER"
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in Smiljan, Lika, which was then part of the Austo-Hungarian Empire, region of Croatia. His father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian Orthodox Priest and his mother Djuka Mandic was an inventor in her own right of household appliances (there are no pictures of her in existence). Tesla studied at the Realschule, Karlstadt in 1873, the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria and the University of Prague. In addition to this he spoke eight languages before he was a teenager. He was fluent in Serbian, Czech, German, French, Italian, Hungarian, English & Latin.
Nikola Tesla is one of the giants of human intellect and the man whose research marked the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Tesla's personality and scientific mind have become legendary (amongst the more enlightened) thanks to his capacity to ingeniously solve most complex technical problems. His projects were more of an R&D character and, from a commercial point of view, often risky. Being obviously VERY far ahead of his time and not skilled in making his projects commercially successful, Tesla was at the same time not comprehended by potential investors like J. P. Morgan & similar greed inspired financiers, but admired by intellectuals of his time e.g. Mark Twain, Joseph Jefferson, Robert Underwood Johnson & his wife Katharine Johnson, Anthony Dvorak, Ignace Paderewski, John Muir, Michael Pupin & Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen to name but a few.. With his visionary ideas, daring and risky research projects, Nikola Tesla has given an immeasurable contribution to the development of a number of technical disciplines. I would like to show that Tesla has also given an extraordinary contribution to the development of scientific thought in many fields.
At first, he intended to specialize in physics and mathematics, but soon he became fascinated with electricity. He began his career as an electrical engineer with a telephone company in Budapest in 1881. It was there, as Tesla was walking with a friend through the city park that the elusive solution to the rotating magnetic field flashed through his mind. With a stick, he drew a diagram in the sand explaining to his friend the principle of the induction motor. Before going to America, Tesla joined Continental Edison Company in Paris where he designed dynamos. While in Strasbourg in 1883, he privately built a prototype of the induction motor and ran it successfully. Unable to interest anyone in Europe in promoting this radical device, Tesla accepted an offer to work for Thomas Edison in New York. His childhood dream was to go to America to harness the power of Niagara Falls. Which he did with amazing success. He was the first one ever to practically harness the raw energy of water in the first hydro electric power plant of it's kind in the world. His Niagara Falls generator provided electrical power for industry and lit up the whole of the town of Buffalo, NY. He arrived in America in 1884 with reputedly just 4 cents in his pocket!
Rotating Magnetic Field (1882): Tesla's first breakthrough came when a professor in his native Croatia (he was ethnically Serbian) told him it was impossible to create a motor powered by alternating current (AC) instead of direct current (DC). Tesla was sure this wasn't the case, and after two years of performing experiments in his mind, the solution came to him like a bolt of lightning: a rotating magnetic field that would allow alternating current to power an engine without being first converted to direct current.
AC Motor (1883): Tesla carried detailed plans for this AC motor in his head (a particular talent of his) until he could build a physical model the next year. The alternating current created magnetic poles that reversed themselves without mechanical aid, as DC motors required, and caused an armature (the revolving part of any electromechanical device) to whirl around the motor. This was his rotating magnetic field put into practice as a motor; within two years, he would use it in AC generators and transformers as well.
Tesla Coil (1890): The electrical coil named for its inventor is one of Tesla's showiest inventions, and he used it to its full dramatic extent in demonstrations held in his New York City lab. The coil uses polyphase alternating currents - another of Tesla's discoveries -- to create a transformer capable of producing very high voltages. It brought forth impressive crackling sparks and sheets of electric flame that impressed the electrically savvy and the layman alike.
(1897) Tesla first sent a wireless transmission from his lab at Houston Street in New York City to a boat on the Hudson River -- 25 miles (40 km) away -- in 1897; he would've done this sooner but for a fire that destroyed his previous lab in 1895. Tesla invented everything we associate with radio - antennas, tuners and the like. was given the actual credit Marconi was initially credited, and most believe him to be the inventor of radio to this day. However, the Supreme Court overturned Marconi’s patent in 1943, when it was proven that Tesla invented the radio years previous to Marconi. Radio signals are just another frequency that needs a transmitter and receiver, which Tesla also demonstrated in 1893 during a presentation before The National Electric Light Association. In 1897 Tesla applied for two patents US 645576, and US 649621. . In 1943, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Tesla's patent had precedence, but most people erroneously attribute the findings to Marconi, which is inaccurate and false. Tesla is the father of radio wave transmissions.
Light. Of course he didn’t invent light itself, but he did invent how light can be harnessed and distributed. Tesla developed and used florescent bulbs in his lab some 40 years before industry started using them. At the World’s Fair, Tesla took glass tubes and bent them into famous scientists’ names, in effect creating the first neon signs. However, it is his Tesla Coil that might be the most impressive, and controversial. The Tesla Coil is certainly something that big industry would have liked to suppress: the concept that the Earth itself is a magnet that can generate electricity (electromagnetism) utilizing frequencies as a transmitter. All that is needed on the other end is the receiver — much like a radio.
X-rays. Electromagnetic and ionizing radiation was heavily researched in the late 1800s, but Tesla researched the entire gamut. Everything from a precursor to Kirlian photography, which has the ability to document life force, to what we now use in medical diagnostics, this was a transformative invention of which Tesla played a central role. X-rays, like so many of Tesla’s contributions, stemmed from his belief that everything we need to understand the universe is virtually around us at all times, but we need to use our minds to develop real-world devices to augment our innate perception of existence. Tesla was "shooting" X-rays over considerable distances, creating photographs of skeletons sometimes as far away as 40 feet from the source of the "gun" he had created.
Remote Control. This invention was a natural outcropping of radio. Patent No.613809 was the first remote controlled model boat, demonstrated in 1898. Utilizing several large batteries; radio signals controlled switches, which then energized the boat’s propeller, rudder, and scaled-down running lights. While this exact technology was not widely used for some time, we now can see the power that was appropriated by the military in its pursuit of remote controlled war. Radio controlled tanks were introduced by the Germans in WWII, and developments in this realm have since slid quickly away from the direction of human freedom.
Robotics. Tesla’s overly enhanced scientific mind led him to the idea that all living beings are merely driven by external impulses. He stated: “I have by every thought and act of mine, demonstrated, and does so daily, to my absolute satisfaction that I am an automaton endowed with power of movement, which merely responds to external stimuli.” Thus, the concept of the robot was born. However, an element of the human remained present, as Tesla asserted that these human replicas should have limitations — namely growth and propagation. Nevertheless, Tesla unabashedly embraced all of what intelligence could produce. His visions for a future filled with intelligent cars, robotic human companions, and the use of sensors, and autonomous systems are detailed in a must-read entry in the Serbian Journal of Electrical Engineering, 2006
Laser. Tesla’s invention of the laser may be one of the best examples of the good and evil bound up together within the mind of man. Lasers have transformed surgical applications in an undeniably beneficial way, and they have given rise to much of our current digital media. However, with this leap in innovation we have also crossed into the land of science fiction. Tesla's work on particle beam apparatus can be traced all the way back to 1893 with his invention of a button lamp, and again to 1896 when he replicated the work of William Roentgen,. At that time, Tesla was also involved in experiments with shooting cathode rays at targets. This and similar work from one of Tesla's British colleagues, J.J. Thompson, led to the discovery, by Thompson, of the electron. During that period in the mid-1890's, Tesla conversed often with Thompson, particularly in the electrical journals. At about the year 1918, Tesla apparently had a laser-like apparatus that he shot at the moon. From studying his great 1893 works, it is apparent that the button lamp discussed above had all of the components necessary to create a laser beam.
Radar. Everyone has heard of RADAR, but few people know that the men who built the first primitive RADAR units in 1934 were following principals, mainly regarding frequency and power level, that were first established by Tesla in 1917! One of the hundreds of concepts generated by Nikola Tesla included principles regarding frequency and power levels for primitive radio-location units. In an interview published in Century Illustrated Magazine, June 1900, Tesla said the following "For instance, by their [standing electromagnetic waves] use we may produce at will, from a sending station, an electrical effect in any particular region of the globe; [with which] we may determine the relative position or course of a moving object, such as a vessel at sea, the distance traversed by the same, or its speed". In 1917, at the height of World War I, Tesla proposed that radio location techniques might help find submerged submarines with a fluorescent screen indicator.
Finally, from among his most famous inventions we have:
Wireless Communications and Limitless Free Energy. These two are inextricably linked, as they were the last straw for the fabulously rich power elite in Tesla's time. In J.P. Morgan's words: "What good is energy if it can’t be metered and controlled? Free? Never". Those chilling words sound familiar to this day. Morgan was totally immersed in the exploitation of non renewable energy from the earth, oil, gas, coal & the mining of minerals & metals like copper, that were used to conduct electricity the world over, his contemporaries are of the same mentality today. Until he realised the implications for his fat pockets, he initially backed Tesla with $150,000 to build a tower that would use the natural frequencies of our universe to transmit data & power, including a wide range of information communicated through images, voice messages, plus text AND electrical energy to every industry and household that had a receiver the world over. This represented the world’s first wireless communications, but it also meant (aside from the cost of the tower itself), the universe was filled with free energy that could be utilized to form a world wide web connecting all people in all places, as well as allowing people to harness the free energy around them. Essentially, the 0′s and 1′s of the universe are embedded in the fabric of existence for each of us to access as needed - for free in a limitless supply. Nikola Tesla was dedicated to empowering the individual to receive and transmit this power/ data virtually free of charge. His project would have transmitted power down from the ionosphere by manipulating it & using the earth's magnetic core to make it one gigantic power generator. But we know the ending to that story . . . until now?
Today we are actually starting to panic in realisation of what Tesla predicted over a hundred years ago, about reduced quantities of finite non renewable fuel sources and their exploitation and how it was not something we could replenish, that would eventually lead to disaster. We are also polluting our planet in this process, but we continue on that suicidal course to disaster - as the exploiters of our sources were doing in Nikola Tesla's time. It's way past time to resurrect Tesla's dream, which he proved WAS possible in his experiments. Instead we resort to futile money making scams (like the use of inefficient wind turbines, using unreliable technology erected by the thousands on our mountains). It is time to wake up, leave behind the global financiers and extortionists, before it's too late.
Tesla had perhaps thousands of other ideas and inventions that remain unreleased. A look at his hundreds of patents shows a glimpse of the scope he intended to offer. If you feel that the additional technical and scientific research of Nikola Tesla should be revealed for public scrutiny and discussion, instead of suppressed by governments, big industry and even our supposed institutions of higher education, join the world’s call to tell power brokers everywhere that we are ready to Occupy Energy and learn about what our universe's energy sources - in the hands of enlightened people like Nikola Tesla - really has to offer.
|Video Clips Portraying the Story of Nikola Tesla, His Genius & His Legacy|
The Genius Who Lit The World
|How Nikola Tesla Wanted to
Provide Free Energy for the World & How He was Thwarted By Greedy,
We are still suffering because of that selfishness to this day.
Now the finite resources of the world are nearing depletion and our planet is getting progressively polluted as a result.
Nikola Tesla's Free Energy Research must be released to Humanity for our Mutual Survival
Quote from Dr. Jim McCanney:
"why are we paying for the polluting power of oil, coal and nuclear power ?"
Tesla's Wardenclyffe tower was scrapped & demolished due to the conniving influences of the financiers & industrial moguls of his day - because they feared he threatened their money making fossil fuel based empires
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Tesla - a Mad Scientist or a Genius Centuries Ahead of His Time?
His proven experiments in the field of wireless power transmission giving free clean energy to the world caused such panic at governmental level that all his notes and paperwork were confiscated by the "men in black" immediately after his death in 1943 - never to be publicly seen again. Why?
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|LIST of Nikola Tesla's REGISTERED PATENTS|
Here is a list of his registered patents in the US alone (in date order from 1890 to 1920). It is estimated that world-wide he has around 300 patents for his inventions. Some of Tesla's patents are not accounted for, and various sources have discovered many that have laid hidden in patent archives. There are a minimum of 278 patents issued to Tesla in 26 countries that have been accounted for. Many of Tesla's patents were in the United States, Britain, and Canada, but many other patents were approved in countries around the globe. Many inventions developed by Tesla were not put into patent protection. Some estimate that the total number - if registered - would run to about 700. It should be noted that some were not approved for registion because of the influential power of some of his "enemies".
“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.”
Here is a collection of some of his other better known quotes:
“I don't care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don't have any of their own”
“The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.”
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
“The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.”
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
“One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.”
“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success . . . Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.”
“What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife... Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment...”
“Fights between individuals, as well as governments and nations, invariably result from misunderstandings in the broadest interpretation of this term. Misunderstandings are always caused by the inability of appreciating one another's point of view. This again is due to the ignorance of those concerned, not so much in their own, as in their mutual fields. The peril of a clash is aggravated by a more or less predominant sense of combativeness, posed by every human being. To resist this inherent fighting tendency the best way is to dispel ignorance of the doings of others by a systematic spread of general knowledge. With this object in view, it is most important to aid exchange of thought and intercourse.”
“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine”
“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more”
“Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift fromone whom he loves above all, a marvellous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception, and so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it.”
“I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.”
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ”
“All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.”
“If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.”
“Invention is the most important product of man's creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.”
“Nature may reach the same result in many ways. Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present. A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe.”
“From childhood I was compelled to concentrate attention upon myself. This caused me much suffering, but to my present view, it was a blessing in disguise for it has taught me to appreciate the inestimable value of introspection in the preservation of life, as well as a means of achievement. The pressure of occupation and the incessant stream of impressions pouring into our consciousness through all the gateways of knowledge make modern existence hazardous in many ways. Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves. The premature death of millions is primarily traceable to this cause. Even among those who exercise care, it is a common mistake to avoid imaginary, and ignore the real dangers. And what is true of an individual also applies, more or less, to a people as a whole.”
“It is not a dream, it is a simple feat of scientific electrical engineering, only expensive — blind, faint-hearted, doubting world! [...] Humanity is not yet sufficiently advanced to be willingly led by the discoverer's keen searching sense. But who knows? Perhaps it is better in this present world of ours that a revolutionary idea or invention instead of being helped and patted, be hampered and ill-treated in its adolescence — by want of means, by selfish interest, pedantry, stupidity and ignorance; that it be attacked and stifled; that it pass through bitter trials and tribulations, through the strife of commercial existence. So do we get our light. So all that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle." – Nikola Tesla (at the end of his dream for Wardenclyffe)”
“When we speak of man, we have a conception of humanity as a whole, and before applying scientific methods to the investigation of his movement we must accept this as a physical fact. But can anyone doubt to-day that all the millions of individuals and all the innumerable types and characters constitute an entity, a unit? Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one. And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all the lumps of matter in the universe, I care least for, and it still grieves me. Does this not prove that each of us is only part of a whole?
For ages this idea has been proclaimed in the consummately wise teachings of religion, probably not alone as a means of insuring peace and harmony among men, but as a deeply founded truth. The Buddhist expresses it in one way, the Christian in another, but both say the same: We are all one. Metaphysical proofs are, however, not the only ones which we are able to bring forth in support of this idea. Science, too, recognizes this connectedness of separate individuals, though not quite in the same sense as it admits that the suns, planets, and moons of a constellation are one body, and there can be no doubt that it will be experimentally confirmed in times to come, when our means and methods for investigating psychical and other states and phenomena shall have been brought to great perfection. Still more: this one human being lives on and on. The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains. Therein lies the profound difference between the individual and the whole.”
“Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors.”
“I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labour, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers.”
“What we now want most is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth and the elimination of that fanatic devotion to exalted ideals of national egoism and pride, which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife.”
“The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.”
“We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences”
“Nije mi žao što su ukrali moje ideje, već što nisu imali svoje”
“As I uttered these inspiring words the idea came like a flash of lightning and in an instant the truth was revealed. I drew with a stick on the sand the diagram shown six years later in my address before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and my companion understood them perfectly. The images I saw were wonderfully sharp and clear and had the solidity of metal and stone, so much so that I told him, "See my motor here; watch me reverse it." I cannot begin to describe my emotions. Pygmalion seeing his statue come to life could not have been more deeply moved. A thousand secrets of nature which I might have stumbled upon accidentally, I would have given for that one which I had wrested from her against all odds and at the peril of my existence ...”
“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”
“So we find that the three possible solutions of the great problem of increasing human energy are answered by the three words: food, peace, work. Many a year I have thought and pondered, lost myself in speculations and theories, considering man as a mass moved by a force, viewing his inexplicable movement in the light of a mechanical one, and applying the simple principles of mechanics to the analysis of the same until I arrived at these solutions, only to realize that they were taught to me in my early childhood. These three words sound the key-notes of the Christian religion. Their scientific meaning and purpose now clear to me: food to increase the mass, peace to diminish the retarding force, and work to increase the force accelerating human movement. These are the only three solutions which are possible of that great problem, and all of them have one object, one end, namely, to increase human energy. When we recognize this, we cannot help wondering how profoundly wise and scientific and how immensely practical the Christian religion is, and in what a marked contrast it stands in this respect to other religions. It is unmistakably the result of practical experiment and scientific observation which have extended through the ages, while other religions seem to be the outcome of merely abstract reasoning. Work, untiring effort, useful and accumulative, with periods of rest and recuperation aiming at higher efficiency, is its chief and ever-recurring command. Thus we are inspired both by Christianity and Science to do our utmost toward increasing the performance of mankind. This most important of human problems I shall now specifically consider.”
― Nikola Tesla (long may his wisdom, knowledge and genius remain in our memories)
And finally something for us all to think about in the context of Nikola Tesla- especially those of us who have seen through the deceit, greed, inhumanity and basic cruelty of the modern capitalist world we are forced to be a part of. Our finite resources like coal, gas, oil and other natural materials ARE running out. We ARE polluting the earth and threatening the extinction of life upon it. This is the result of putting personal wealth & power before the basic and just needs of the human race and the peace and balance of our natural world. The oppression of nations at the hands of other nations and the psychopathic ill treatment of the poor and downtrodden people's of the earth by those with wealth and power is clear proof of man's inhumanity to man. It has to stop - Tesla toiled to give us a beacon to show us how we should run our world and how it can be achieved.
I personally am not an advocate of ANY organised or man-made religion. Religion as we know it, exercised by the organisations that promote it (falsely) is an evil in itself. However, like Tesla, I believe in an intelligence and consciousness that has fashioned our universe(s) and which links every atom within it, on a fundamental and connected collective consciousness.
These last two videos below, sum up the key role that Nikola Tesla played in enlightening the world through his "discoveries". Without a shadow of a doubt it is Nikola Tesla who is the man who should rightfully be labelled the ultimate genius, not just of the twentieth century, but in the modern recorded history of mankind.
Compiled by Gwilym ab Ioan 2013