10 Inventions of Nikola Tesla
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The 10 Inventions of Nikola Tesla That Changed The World
'Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power
obtainable at any point of the universe. Throughout space there is energy.
-- Nikola Tesla, 1892.
On 30 July 1891, at the age of
35, Tesla became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He established
his South Fifth Avenue laboratory in New York in the same year. Later, Tesla
established his Houston Street laboratory in New York at 46 E. Houston Street.
He lit electric lamps wirelessly at both of the New York locations, providing
evidence for the potential of wireless power transmission.
Source : Nicholas West, Activist Post
Nikola Tesla is finally beginning to attract real attention and encourage
serious debate nearly 70 years after his death. Was he for real? A crackpot?
Part of an early experiment in corporate government control?
We know that he was undoubtedly
persecuted by the energy power brokers of his day -- namely Thomas Edison,
whom we are taught in school to revere as a genius. He was also attacked by J.P.
Morgan and other "captains of industry." Upon Tesla's death on January
7th, 1943, the U.S. government moved into his lab and apartment confiscating all
of his scientific research, and to this day none of this research has been made
Besides his persecution by
corporate government interests (which is practically a certification of
authenticity) , there is at least one solid indication of Nikola Tesla's
integrity -- he tore up a contract with Westinghouse that was worth billions
in order to save the company from paying him his huge royalty payments.
But, let's take a look at what
Nikola Tesla -- a man who died broke and alone -- has actually given to the
world. For better or worse, with credit or without, he changed the face of
the planet in ways that perhaps no man ever has.
(1) Alternating Current --
This is where it all began, and what ultimately caused such a stir at the
1893 World's Expo in Chicago. A war was leveled ever-after between the vision
of Edison and the vision of Tesla for how electricity would be produced and
distributed. The division can be summarized as one of cost and safety: The DC
current that Edison (backed by General Electric) had been working on was costly
over long distances, and produced dangerous sparking from the required converter
(called a commutator). Regardless, Edison and his backers utilized the general
"dangers" of electric current to instill fear in Tesla's alternative:
Alternating Current. As proof, Edison sometimes electrocuted animals at demonstrations.
Consequently, Edison gave the world the electric chair, while simultaneously
maligning Tesla's attempt to offer safety at a lower cost. Tesla responded by
demonstrating that AC was perfectly safe by famously shooting current through his
own body to produce light. This Edison-Tesla (GE-Westinghouse) feud in 1893 was the
culmination of over a decade of shady business deals, stolen ideas, and patent
suppression that Edison and his moneyed interests wielded over Tesla's inventions.
Yet, despite it all, it is Tesla's system that provides power generation and
distribution to North America in our modern era.
(2) 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 "invented" 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
(3) 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.
(4) Radio --
Guglielmo 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 1904,
however, The U.S. Patent Office reversed its decision, awarding Marconi a patent for
the invention of radio, possibly influenced by Marconi's financial backers in the States,
who included Thomas Edison and Andrew Carnegie. This also allowed the U.S. government
(among others) to avoid having to pay the royalties that were being claimed by Tesla.
(5) 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.
(6) Electric Motor --
Tesla's invention of the electric motor has finally been popularized by a
carbrandishing his name. While the technical specifications are beyond the
scope of this summary, suffice to say that Tesla's invention of a motor with
rotating magnetic fields could have freed mankind much sooner from the
stranglehold of Big Oil. However, his invention in 1930 succumbed to the
economic crisis and the world war that followed. Nevertheless, this invention
has fundamentally changed the landscape of what we now take for granted: industrial
fans, household appliances, water pumps, machine tools, power tools, disk drives,
electric wristwatches and compressors.
(7) 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 (PDF).
(8) 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. From
Reagan's "Star Wars" laser defense system to today's Orwellian
"non-lethal" weapons' arsenal, which includes laser rifles and
directed energy "death rays," there is great potential for development
in both directions.
(9 and 10) Wireless Communications and Limitless Free Energy --
These two are inextricably linked, as they were the last straw for the power
elite -- what good is energy if it can't be metered and controlled? Free?
Never. J.P. Morgan backed Tesla with $150,000 to build a tower that would
use the natural frequencies of our universe to transmit data, including a
wide range of information communicated through images, voice messages, and
text. This represented the world's first wireless communications, but it
also meant that 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 allow 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. Nikola
Tesla was dedicated to empowering the individual to receive and transmit this
data virtually free of charge. But we know the ending to that story . . .
Tesla had perhaps thousands of
other ideas and inventions too that remain unreleased. A look at his hundreds
of patents shows a glimpse of the scope he intended to offer. The release of
Nikola Tesla's technical and scientific research -- specifically his research
into harnessing electricity from the ionosphere at a facility called Wardenclyffe --
is a necessary step toward true freedom of information. A Facebook event page
for the official call on January 7th, the anniversary of Tesla's death, can be
For additional information about the demand for release, please visit:
http://radiographics.rsna.org/content/28/4/1189 - full