“Three Famous Scientists’ Views On Thought Transmission.” Electrical Experimenter, May 1, 1919.
“A Visit to Nikola Tesla,” by Dragislav L. Petković. Politika, April 1927.
I have three to think about.
1. I would warn him about his laboratory fire in 1895, which set him back years in development. Although, it probably was a blessing in disguise because it forced him to nitpick his greatest inventions and work in those directions to make up time. But then again, had it not happened, maybe he would have made millions of dollars off his inventions, and he could have funded his own work instead of relying on others.
2. I’d warn him about Marconi stealing his work and sending a wireless signal across the Atlantic. This lead J. P. Morgan to end his financial backing in the inventor because Morgan thought Tesla would do it first. Tesla had already accomplished what Marconi had done, but was holding out on more important work (his World Wireless System). Maybe if he knew Morgan was gonna back out he would have demonstrated his work to the businessman, showing that his work was far more superior than what Marconi had accomplished. Then maybe the future would be different, and everything we use now would be fuelless, wireless, and cheap as shit!
3. I’d warn him about the Titanic sinking! Tesla was communicating and working with John Jacob Astor–one of America’s richest people in the early 1900s (He’s actually mentioned in the Titanic movie). Had he not sunk with the Titanic, tesla would have had all the funding he needed to accomplish his dreams…
Tesla’s struggles were real! Anyways…I can’t decide. What do you guys think?
Listen to this interview with Nikola Tesla from 1932, titled “Tesla, 76, Reports His Talents at Peak.” The inventor speaks of his two new inventions that will change the future of science and technology, and also the possibilities of interplanetary communication. Enjoy (((:
“When I was 9 years old I built a turbine in a mountain stream on my father’s land and connected it up with bolts to all sorts of machinery. I told my uncle, ‘Some day I’m going to America and I will run a big wheel at Niagara Falls.’ I had read about Niagara Falls and it fascinated me. My uncle didn’t take it seriously. ‘You’ll never see Niagara Falls,’ he told me.
“But I did come to America, and I did put a big wheel in Niagara Falls.”
Check out this audio listen of “Talking With Planets,” by Nikola Tesla. The inventor speak on the opportunities of wireless transmission and the possibilities of communicating with other intelligent extraterrestrial beings.
Let me know how you feel about these. Will obviously try and improve audio quality.
Listen to this interesting article/interview by Harry Goldberg with Nikola Tesla in 1932.
Tesla predicts much of the future and technology we see today, and roasts the scientific community of his time.
Please let me know how you feel about these audios.
“It should be borne in mind that electrical energy obtained by harnessing a waterfall is probably fifty times more effective than fuel energy. Since this is the most perfect way of rendering the sun’s energy available, the direction of the future material development of man is clearly indicated. He will live on “white coal.” Like a babe to the mother’s breast will he cling to his waterfall. “Give us our daily waterfall,“ will be the prayer of the coming generations. Deus futurus est deus aquae deiectus!”
“The Transmission of Electrical Energy Without Wires As a Means for Furthering Peace.“ Electrical World and Engineer, January 7, 1905
“I have proved that power can be transmitted. Let us suppose I have my plant at Niagara and you were running a sugar factory in Australia; by my discoveries it will be possible to send you a hundred, five hundred or a thousand horsepower for your factory, and to supply the same regularly by the forces furnished from Niagara Falls. Suppose you are traveling in the wilds of the Andes and make your camp on the shores of Lake Titicaca. By the outcome of this principle you may have telegraphed to you there instantaneous reports of the news of the world as it happens from time to time. You make cook your dinner over an electric fire thus transmitted, and you may have the same at will on any part of the globe. We shall be able to send power from place to place at will, and that at such a small cost that it will be industrially profitable.”
“A Talk With Nikola Tesla.” The State, December 18, 1904.