posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 03:18 PM
Tesla actually invented wireless communication in the 1800's
Wireless communication is the transfer of information over a distance without the use of electrical conductors or "wires". The distances involved
may be short or long. When the context is clear, the term is often shortened to "wireless". Wireless communication is generally considered to be a
branch of telecommunications. With his newly created Tesla coils, the inventor soon discovered that he could transmit and receive powerful radio
signals when they were tuned to resonate at the same frequency. When a coil is tuned to a signal of a particular frequency, it literally magnifies the
incoming electrical energy through resonant action. By early 1895, Tesla was ready to transmit a signal 50 miles to West Point, New York... But in
that same year, disaster struck. A building fire consumed Tesla's lab, destroying his work. In England, a young Italian experimenter named Guglielmo
Marconi had been hard at work building a device for wireless telegraphy. The young Marconi had taken out the first wireless telegraphy patent in
England in 1896. His device had only a two-circuit system, which some said could not transmit "across a pond." Later Marconi set up long-distance
demonstrations, using a Tesla oscillator to transmit the signals across the English Channel. Tesla filed his own basic radio patent applications in
1897. They were granted in 1900.
Marconi's first patent application in America, filed on November 10, 1900, was turned down. Marconi's revised applications over the next three years
were repeatedly rejected because of the priority of Tesla and other inventors.