posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 10:17 PM
Ah, dear old Nikola... if it weren't for him, I wouldn't be a Roboticist.
Quite literally, the man has given me everything that has made me what I am.
Everything I love, everything I need, and everything I am. (With the exception of course of my fiance, the food I eat, air... you get the point.)
I owe so much to him, and I'll never have the chance to thank him.
It is because of this, that I read his journals, really tried to get into his head, and the way he thinks. His life, his work, everything.
There was a point at which, he mused with the idea that he may have received intentional signals from outside our planet. But he wasn't as bold as to
claim he had... he merely suggested it. The man was very imaginative, and was never afraid to say what he was thinking at the time.
He never did find out what those patterns were. However, in todays time, we have come across many electrical phenomenon he was not aware of, which do
create very interesting patterns... almost intelligent by nature. So I believe he let his imagination get away from him.
However, I also believe he was onto something far greater than we realize. He mentioned some work a few times, much of it doesn't add up until you
add it all together (I know I know, pun.)
Unfortunately, whatever that work was, has been destroyed... or incredibly well hidden. But... I don't place enough faith in human competence to
believe it could have remained hidden for this long... so I believe it was in fact destroyed.
What he had done, was created a means of electrical transmission that could be controlled as to the recipient well enough that there was minimal power
loss from stray emissions.
I haven't got a clue how he did it... but he did it well enough that he was convinced, with enough amplification, it could be used to literally cook
something a great distance away (tens of miles) with pinpoint accuracy.
The thought occurred to me that he may have increased his "Tesla Resonator"'s frequency high enough to achieve microwave emissions. But, that just
doesn't sound right to me... there are a few things he mentions that just don't fit right with the concept of microwaves.
I think, what he may have done, is through well aimed high frequency emissions (near microwave?) he might have found a way to resonate the receiver
accurately enough as to harness the amplitude of the signal and intentionally absorb and use the energy.
Hence, why it is rumored he could have created engines that run off of an "ether"... when in fact, it was actually running off power provided by a
I wish I had the resources to go back through his history and re-create his experiments. It would be the most beautiful dream, if I could take another
crack at his work, and continue along in his frame of mind.
Alas, all I can do is scrounge parts where I can get them, and work along with his journals to try to somewhat re-create the work he did in a very
crude and rudimentary form.
(One thing that annoys me is, all the signals flooding the air in todays time would make it incredibly hard to get a precise understanding of his
results. I'd still be able to get his results... but I would want to go further than that.)