reply to post by six67seven
How many more Teslas do we need to ignore before we give somebody a shot? How many Teslas have we already ignored?
But I'm just a dreamer.
Considering Tesla made dozens of innovations that are still being used today, he has a unit of measurement named in his honour, and he is considered
the "father" of modern electricity, (even though Faraday and Pixii had an equal role), somehow he was "ignored"?
Clearing some things up, he gave up his license fees (rights?) on some of his patents cause the company that was backing him was going bankrupt and
they couldn't afford to pay him. He stuck it through because he believed in his ideas. That became his bane when he went after ideas that were
unfeasible, coinciding with a stock market crash and capital funds that dwindled, while chasing ideas that weren't as good as some of his working
Edison, the war for currents, is not even over. As HVDC is now being used to transfer solar energy over long distances, something that can't be done
with AC because of inefficiencies over long distances, yet certainly AC is much more appreciated unless you are on of the few people that realize your
car doesn't have three pronged plugs in it.
Not every idea an engineer (in some cases scientists) have, is a good one.
This goes for a lot of fields/industries. John Carter was a flop in box office, but the director has a stellar line up behind him of completed
His film work includes writing and directing Pixar's A Bug's Life (as co-director), Finding Nemo and WALL-E, and his first live-action
film, John Carter. He also co-wrote Monsters, Inc. and every film of the Toy Story franchise.
Personally, I though John Carter was a great film! Not all agree though. But that's just how it is.
You could make a more efficient chain saw tomorrow, and it reduces your costs in gas by 25%, however, if the loggers don't like the way it feels, the
way it handles, you might be SOL trying to market it.
Now here is the catch. Make a tool that cuts trees down simply by tapping it against the tree... And you will replace chainsaws overnight.
Some innovations are simple innovations, with drawbacks outweighing whatever it is it's supposed to do better. Reinvent the wheel though, and you
can't suppress something that will revolutionize some facet of our life. Don't you think steam would have simply suppressed ICE when they first
appeared. There were efforts by all means... People saying that a person's head might explode travelling in new fangled automobile apparatuses. But
people aren't dumb, and see it for what it is. Heck, it would have been a lot easier to suppress something 200 years ago when the murder rates were
exceptionally higher, and tracing down professional hitman was near impossible compared to todays standards (with forensics).
So no.... We haven't passed over any Tesla's. The thing about greatness is it will manifest no matter what. Not every person who reengineered the
ways we live was coddled and developed in a storybook setting. Many were faced with great adversity and some might argue it contributed to their