“The practical success of an idea is dependent of the attitude of its contemporaries”. Nikola Tesla
born, living in America, great scientist and genius of electricity who granted us the light and civilised life with over 700 inventions and AC electric power we have been enjoying since 1895. by implementing Tesla's AC generators and polyfase distribution systems at the hydroelectric power plant on the Niagara Falls, giving the birth of the 20th century. Since, the very same system has been implemented all across the world giving us the electricity power, a juice of our lives, with a simply flick of a switch, we all so much take for granted. The Sun has been great Tesla's inspiration as the Sun inspires my music. Thank you Tesla, thank you Sun!
Essential reading: "The Man Who Invented The Twentieth Century" by Dr Robert Lomas, Bradford University, Yorkshire.
With a big Thanks to Dr Robert Lomas and with his permission, here is a finale cut from his book:
"I sit here surrounded by Tesla’s legacy: my electric-powered computer at my side in my study, lit by fluorescent electric light, heated by water pumped by an AC induction motor, listening to music broadcast on my mains-powered radio. As my scanner and Internet modem sit on desk, ready to send and receive pictures and messages round the world, I am using Tesla’s legacy. When you next see a line of electricity pylons carrying the power that grants you a civilised life, put one hand in your pocket and spare a moment to thank Nikola Tesla, the lonely, forgotten, long-winded, obsessive, brilliant man who gave this to you."
Tesla’s inventions include: Radio, The Hydroelectric Generator, AC Power, Polyphase System, Fluorescent Light, The Rotary Engine, The Bladeless Turbine, Radio Imaging - the precursor to radar…Tesla gave his greatest contribution to science and technological progress of the world as the inventor of the rotating magnetic field and of the complete system of production and distribution of electrical energy (motors, generators) based on the use of alternate currents.
Tesla summed up his own life in these few words:
"I continually experience an inexpressible satisfaction from the knowledge that my polyphase system is used throughout the world to lighten the burdens of mankind and increase comfort and happiness, and that my wireless system, in all its essential features, is employed to render a service to and bring pleasure to people in all parts of the world. "
Only a true genius and a truly beautiful
human being could express their God sent mission in this way. Nothing
else is taken for granted like the electric power likewise inhumanly
denied, exploited, suppressed and "forgotten" man who granted us the
mother and father of all our modern technologies and civilisation.
Now turn off all the electric power in your home for the moment, sit down, close your eyes and just imagine your life without it!
Tesla has never received the Nobel Prize! While many other have received or receive it for less, little or nothing B.S.
Every pylon anywhere in the world caries Tesla’s blood, The Electricity, to every office, every factory…every home, your home…to lighten your existence. So next time you see one of these pylons spare a moment to thank the Man who gave it to you. And don’t be a hypocrite, pylons are beautiful.
Click HERE (The Oatmeal Comics) and watch this amazing "cartoon" about Tesla, probably best readers-digestive around. Find all about Tesla in a fun but true-facts way!
Click HERE The Interview for the BRITIC magazine with Branco, on Sun, Tesla, music, etc...
Images of Tesla courtesy of Bogdan Kosanovic. Pylon photo and other images
by © B.Stoysin.