Nikola Tesla was Yugoslavian inventor, who lived in the second half of nineteenth, and first half of twentieth century. He contributed to invention of large part of technologies that we use in our everyday lives today. Although during his life he we was well known, he’s name was removed from history books after his death for some reason. Today, only those interested in alternative energy sources know who he was.
Lets take simple example as radio. Almost everyone think that was invented by Italian scientist Gulielmo Marconi nowadays. But the truth is that Tesla was the first to fill the patent. But Marconi managed to promote himself as inventor, as he was more success-oriented. Tesla was more focused on his inventions than on PR and marketing. Although he also made some public presentations – mainly that of electricity. So he at least didn’t suffer public speaking anxiety. Only as late as in year nineteen forty three the Supreme Court of United States overturned Marconi’s patent in favour of Tesla.
He’s spent lots of time dreaming of free energy generator that would power all world. He had his first visions on that sort of project as a child. He thought he could capture Niagara Waterfalls power and then use it to supply local people’s households. And that vision came true. He realized it in eighteen ninety six – Niagara Falls energy was then first used to supply Buffalo city. It was possible only after five years of hard work of engineers, mechanics and workers. Some of sponsors had already started doubting in sense of the project. The idea was highly innovative that times. So just the plain fact of actually running that new kind of powerhouse was considered a great success to everyone involved.
But yet that was just part of he’s projects, and his vision was going much, much further into the future technologies. He wanted to build a sort of solar energy receiver which would be able to gather and distribute solar energy. That idea he’d left aside. Tesla’s biggest dream connected to energy searches was to get free energy from the Earth. His vision was that he will pump electricity inside the planet and then, change it’s inner state, so that it will be possible for everyone to get it back from everywhere in the world. That way it was going to be free. To get it one was going to need just pocket device. Using planet as a sort of oscillator he wanted to construct free energy generator – quantity of electricity that people could get was going to be infinite.
Bad luck this machine was never made. In the end of nineteen zero one, Tesla’s sponsor investor – JP Morgan refused further credits for development of this project.
At this point I’d like mention Tesla’s quirks. He had lots of compulsive-obsessive behaviours. Most of them were focused on counting things like breaths or jaw movements during eating. He also felt he has to compete all things he started. For example if he started reading any given authors book, he had to real all his books.
Tesla died in 1943 leaving one thousand two hundreds patents and hundreds of ideas that he newer wrote down.