Nikola Tesla was perhaps the most underrated inventor in American history. He had many patents and many brilliant ideas that were not appreciated in his time. Some of his ideas, however, were far ahead of their time and led to Tesla being effectively ostracized by the scientific community of the day. This was also a leading factor in why many industrialists cut off the funding they had been providing for Tesla and his research. This was extremely unfortunate, because many of Tesla’s ideas were actually fairly practical and could potentially have changed the entire course of history if they had been fully funded. Perhaps the most important part of Tesla’s work, and one of his personal goals before his funding was cut off, was the creation of wireless energy transmitters that could be used worldwide. If our current system of power generation and distribution were replaced by the system Tesla had planned, the modern world would be far more advanced than it s today. Tesla’s plan would allow for wireless transmission of data, energy, audio and video files, and many other things. Imagine not ever needing to charge your phone or laptop or having to pay for service or find somewhere with wi-fi, because it was worldwide. Then imagine that it was free. That was the ultimate goal that Tesla had in mind. The best part? This was actually attainable, and, with a few more years of work and funding, would have been practical. While generating power worldwide would have been somewhat challenging, Tesla’s overarching plan could have been in effect in the US by 1920, preceding the modern use of wi-fi and other technologies by roughly 80 years. Unfortunately, because Tesla was planning on making this service free, corporate giants pulled their funding and Tesla’s work was left unfinished.
To learn more, here are some notes I made and other articles I didn’t have time to fully explore:0
How much power required through clean energy to power earth. WIRED not transmitted/received. Far more power required to transmit than through wires even with use of plates. Energy transfer is more efficient at high voltages- unsafe for people so cannot be transmitted effectively with current system.
Tesla Wardenclyffe tower specs
Book by Tesla for further examination
Power transmission patent filed by tesla(?)
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