reply to post by mbkennel
No. Of course it was a conspiracy. The reason why JP Morgan funded the project was simply to build a radio tower. He didn't really want the energy
thing to begin with.In fact, he was opposed to that part of the plan from the beginning. He only funded it for Radio. It was Tesla's long term goal
to use some of his radio funding to make the energy thing.
Tesla had pretty much already won the radio race. Then a thief named Marconi came in and stole his designs for radio. All Marconi had to do was play
dumb with the patent office, and pretty soon he had himself a Nobel prize and a giant stack of cash.
When JP Morgan got wind of this, he said the project was pointless and immediately cut funding. Tesla tried to explain that the tower was also the
future of energy in addition to communication. But the Tesla wireless dream was wrecked, and a few years later the tower was torn down and forgotten.
Of course, some will argue that JP Morgan genuinely stopped it because Tesla "lost" (or was screwed over) the radio race and he didn't see any
further reason to fund it. However, considering how much cash Morgan was pulling in from the energy industry (especially coal), this is incredibly
naive. It's pretty clear that JP Morgan didn't like the wireless energy idea, and had his profits in primary interest. He was after all a corporate
man, and that's how the corporate power structure works. I really doubt he was some kind of saint in his motives.
Some conspiracy theories say that Morgan and Marconi were working together deliberately for this purpose. While there isn't much evidence to back
this up, considering they're motives and actions, I would hardly be surprised.
Of course, many people like to say "If he really invented all this, why don't we have it today?" Well, for starters the government confiscated all
his notes and belongings after he died.This is undisputed fact. The reason was largely because of his death ray weapon project, but considering all
the lobbyists and increasing corporate power at the time, perhaps it was also connected to the wireless energy. What's slightly less clear is
whether or not the government returned all the notes. For all we know, the blueprints for this incredible technology could be in some secret base
somewhere, and we'll never see it come to light. Many conspiracy theorists believe the energy industry is still keeping it secret. But we can't be
entirely sure about this. Even if they aren't, it would be incredibly hard to replicate based on the notes, because Tesla almost never used
"notes". In fact, he pretty much did all the math and design in his head. So no matter what you believe about the documents, unfortunately it
doesn't really matter cause most of this great knowledge died with Tesla. But even still, I think JP Morgan let greed cloud judgement.