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Originally posted by Phage Tesla did not believe that radio waves (discovered by Heinrich Hertz) were capable of transmitting power at all.
"The Hertz wave theory of wireless transmission may be kept up for a while, but I do not hesitate to say that in a short time it will be recognized as one of the most remarkable and inexplicable aberrations of the scientific mind which has ever been recorded in history."
Originally posted by Phage Tesla did not believe that radio would even be of much use for communication at all.
"As regards signaling without wires, the application of these radiations for the purpose was quite obvious. When Dr. Hertz was asked whether such a system would be of practical value, he did not think so, and he was correct in his forecast. The best that might have been expected was a method of communication similar to the heliographic and subject to the same or even greater limitations."
Originally posted by MAC269
Many people here on ATS are saying that they think that most people have heard of Tesla, I have to say this is blatantly not true. Most of the people I have meet with a good education have never heard of him. The fact is if you are here on ATS you are certain to come across his work but if you are not here you most likely don’t know him.
I watched a documentary not long ago by either Discovery or NGS which told of how Westinghouse set up the first AC power plant a Niagara never mentioning the name Tesla. It made me so mad.
60 odd years after his death TPTB are still afraid of Tesla and his work.
"We have many a monument of past ages; we have the palaces and pyramids, the temples of the Greek and the cathedrals of Christendom. In them is exemplified the power of men, the greatness of nations, the love of art and religious devotion. But the monument at Niagara has something of its own, more in accord with our present thoughts and tendencies. It is a monument worthy of our scientific age, a true monument of enlightenment and of peace. It signifies the subjugation of natural forces to the service of man, the discontinuance of barbarous methods, the relieving of millions from want and suffering"
When you think about it, is it so far fetched? Our earth orbits the sun, using the power of magnetism. The sun, is a giant burning magnet.
Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by serbsta
All the same, if 'they' (who?) were 'trying to make the world forget his name', they wouldn't have named a unit of measurement after him, would they?
Tesla worship is like worshipping Rasputin. Tesla was a bona fide genius but he was also as mad as a hatter, and as he grew older the genius went into occlusion while the madman gained the ascendant. I guess some people aren't so good at spotting the difference.
Originally posted by Damian-007
You all crack me up..
Can someone point me to a site that has absolute PROOF that he invented some sort of Energy Weaponry, please?
In reality, if Edison have never employed Tesla, AC Electricity, may never have come to Fruition. Westinghouse Emloyed Tesla because Westinghouse knew and Understood the Advantages of AC electricity over DC Electricity.
Edison had a big war with Westinghouse and Tesla over which System was better and Edison started using Scare Tactics to scare the public over the using of AC over DC. Edison thought that his own system, which used DC, was far superior to AC Electricity.
Tesla is credited and holds Patents for a whole host of stuff that has to do with AC Electricity.
AC= Alternating Current.