Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla

Serbia / America 1856 – 1943


Comments: alternating current (AC) electricity inventor; physicist; mechanical engineer; electrical engineer; futurist; the term "tesla" to the SI unit measure for magnetic field strength; had a photographic Memory ; eugenics; Radar; Radio; x-Rays; 1st hydro-electric plant at Niagara Falls; laid the basics for transistors; Cryogenic engineering; recorded radio waves from space (radio astronomy); an earthquake machine; created "ball lightening" in lab; Amazing philosophic and scientific world view, where the Physical and the Non-Physical are the structure and content of the World;


Teachers: Mark Twain; George Sylvester Viereck, mystic;

Students: Galileo Ferraris; Guglielmo Marconi; Robert A. Watson-Watt; Wilhelm Rontegen; Eric P. Dollard ; F. David Peat ; Inex Hunt ; Wanetta W. Draper; Thomas C. Martin ; Margaret Chaney; Elon Musk;

Friends: Charles Batchelor; Charles F. Peck; Alfred S. Brown; George Westinghouse; J. Pierpont Morgan; secretary, Dorothy Skerrit;

Enemies: Thomas Edison; Albert Einstein;

Organizations: worked at Edison Machine Works 1st; Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing, forced out; the Tesla Electric Company; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; honored by the Tesla Science Center in Shoreham, New York, on the site of Wardenclyffe, one of Tesla's old labs;


Author/ Inventor: alternating current (AC); wireless energy transmission , 1891 AKA the Tesla effect; vertical take-off and landing or VTOL aircraft; My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla; The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla, compiled and edited by David Hatcher Childress; and The Tesla Papers; A New System of Alternate Current Motors and Transformers, 1888, besides scientific articles and books, he also wrote... The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, 1900; Talking With Planets, 1901; How Cosmic Forces Shape Our Destinies, 1915; Tesla's New Device Like Bolts of Thor,1915; Tesla on Power Development and Future Marvels, 1934

Quotes: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ; “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.”; “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...” ; “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.” ; “Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more”  ; “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” ;



Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nikola_Tesla_writings; http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla;http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/10/tech/innovation/elon-musk-tesla-museum-oatmeal/index.html?hpt=hp_bn5 ; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/27/elon-musk-artificial-intelligence_n_6053804.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular on AI dangers