A few days ago I asked a number of people if they ever heard of Nikola Tesla. Among those I asked, were a few teachers, school principals and some ordinary working people. Their answer was: “no” __ they never heard of him.
I knew nothing of Tesla until I gained access to the internet. That is, I don’t recall or remember his name coming up throughout my formal and university education. He was born in what is now modern day Croatia.
I’d be surprised if the life and works of Nikola Tesla are brought up in today’s public “educational institutions”. If they are, then I’m not aware of it.
In addition, since obtaining a computer and internet access, I haven’t been watching TV and I wasn’t aware of the TV movie that was made surrounding his life story. Perhaps some of you have viewed that movie.
On the other hand, there are many internet surfers who do know about him and his inventions __ in particular, his “free energy” structure which was called “Warden Cliffe Tower”. This tower was built and it was meant to transmit free energy to all. However, it had a design flaw.
When his investors, in particular, J.P. Morgan, saw there was no profit to be made in giving away free energy, they refused Tesla the required funds to correct the design problem. Morgan also saw it as a threat to the profits that were being raked in from existing heavy industry.
And so it goes. It’s well over a hundred years and we still have electricity coming in our home via wires. And, because of this, we continue to experience power outages. Cars are still being built with combustion engines which operate on by fossil fuels.
The Japanese just a year or two ago, built a car that runs totally on water. They were about to offer it to the mass market, but corporate interests stepped in and killed the idea and the car.
In short, nothing has changed since the days of Nikola Tesla. You must pay for what could very easily be “free” as the air we breathe. I suppose if they could put a meter on the air we breathe, we’d be charged for that by the same greedy and evil interests.
In any case, here are two video clips on NikolaTesla. One is a 9 min video, which summarizes Tesla’s achievements and how the corporate interests foiled his attempts to give free energy to the world. The other 9 min vid is from the TV movie starring Orson Wells, as J.P. Morgan.