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The ‘Tesla’ Invasion

August 20, 2008

What’s really ironoc is that not everybody knows who made the Internet possible. This makes me look back to my elementary

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

and high school years and then curse my former teachers who failed to do their assignment. Yes, assignment. They weren’t able to do their homework, which is to impart the true concept of knowledge to their pupils.

It’s only recently when I discovered the man who gave us the future. During our elementary years, we learned about a number of scientists and inventors who made wonders, namely, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Galileo Galilee, Isaac Newton, among many others. Then in high school we learned more things about the periodic table of elements, scientific theories, the Big Bang theory, and so on.

However, these educators missed one person who created great, indispensable inventions that make our lives more comfortable and safer today. This Man I’m talking about is Nikola Tesla— the great inventor who discovered wireless technology more than a century ago. His discovery soon sparked numerous inventions after his death. This man, who tried to prevent World War II, spent his remaining years in his laboratory developing a unique type of weaponry that could make war impossible. The Washington Post called it “The Death Beam”, an electromagnetic prototype that could bring down war planes at a sheer distance of over 200 miles.

Because of Tesla, we now have state-of-the-art technologies. Apart from wireless technology, he also discovered the first remote control, the alternating current that is now universally used today, among many others. More than half a century after his death in 1943, the world became a very different place due to the many inventions and creations of great men.

Today, the world has become a wireless hub wherein people may be able communicate virtually and seamlessly and exchange files and video applications in just a matter of seconds. This was predicted by Tesla decades before the discovery of the Internet. This is also the great invasion known to man. The Internet has virtually invaded every country in the world, including the Philippines. Even closed and communist countries like Cuba, Myanmar and North Korea cannot ignore and disregard the beauty and splendor of the Internet. Wireless technology is no longer an alien terminology.

I felt I was cheated the moment I got to know the story of Tesla. To me, Tesla is the future. You may not find his name in science books, but you may still get to know him through the Internet.

Indeed, the Internet is one of the greatest gifts to man. This is the gift of knowledge. You can just imagine life without Internet. As already stated, it has already invaded every institution, structure, and modern home in the world. Because of this technology, we now live in another dimension, another world they call virtual community, wherein almost all things are possible. We can chat, shop, read, write, travel, work, play, etc. To others, the World Wide Web is a cool place of evil and illicit opportunities. You can also get to see the latest movie of Jim Carrey on and get to know the most luscious recipe for Chinese mushroom soup. People who love to write may now create their own digital paper and virtual diary. For voracious readers, they may find solace in friendly sites like Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, Twitter, among others.

The Internet really has opened great opportunities to the new breed of businessmen, insatiable gamers, social cows, and budding writers like me.

Ah, thank God there’s Tesla.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 10, 2008 3:38

    You are so right. Why was he left out of history books? I stumbled upon information on him on the internet. I was astonished at his accomplishments and how badly he was treated for wanting to gift the world with free electricity. It just goes to show you that money rules and the rich will always control. Just what is really going on? Are other nations using his weather controlling technology on the US? Is the US doing the same? What about medical advances? And to think that Tesla was killed in the first car accident ever and then he was found dead in his apartment — so the story goes. Who really knows? But it makes you wonder.

  2. September 10, 2008 3:38

    what happened to my comment?

  3. September 10, 2008 3:38

    It makes us wonder. This suspense in history keeps us wondering. Maybe that’s the purpose of it- the attempt to make his story unknown and intriguing. Some stories show that the U.S. and otehr nations have developed his discoveries, particularly the man-made earthquake. Yes, your’re right. Money controls the world. Tesla is the best epitome of “man who ought to be”. But when money is being held by men of evil power and intent, creators (like Tesla) will not be permitted to share their gifts to the world, like Tesla’s static electricity. Yet, the irony is, this money has no value at all because it comes out of thin air. Try to check the history of the U.S. Dollar. The Federal Reserve is manufacturing money out of nothing. This is the worse case of legalised counterfeit money. They represent nothing, not even an ounce of gold. While men of great skills and talent, they can create valuable and magnificent things not out of nothing, but out of their minds. Thanks for the comment, Susan.

  4. September 10, 2008 3:38

    i also haven’t heard about tesla until i happened to pass by an obscure corner of bryan park which was named after him. then i saw chris nolan’s film, the prestige. that’s when i started googling him. i wonder why he was never given the attention that he rightfully deserved.

  5. September 10, 2008 3:38

    Yes, the prestige is a cool film. it actually made depictions of the rivalry between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. But to my understanding, Edison is no match with Tesla. Tesla did not even consider him an enemy. To him, Edison is nothing, while the latter did all his best to destroy the great inventor. But nobody could destroy a pure soul and great mind.
    This only means that the dominant academic system in the world is but a farce.

  6. October 31, 2008 3:38

    I’m glad to read this article. Tesla’s Genius gave the world the Induction Motor that helps create power on powerplants. He is a GENIUS to the level of Einstein. He wasn’t given enough credit because on the last days of his life, they think he was a crazy because he believes that there are beings living outside of our Planet and that they are trying to communicate. We call it ALIEN . That’s the problem when you are in the boundery of GENIUS and INSANE everything you know and say can be thought of as INSANITY or a piece of GENIUS THINKING. He is so smart that even his fellow scientist cannot understand him and they call him Insane. They just couldn’t understand him anymore. He is Way above everybody’s understanding.

    He declined a NOBEL PRICE because it was given as a TIE between him and Edison. He infact called EDISON a “wanna be” Scientst, or Pipitsuging Scientist and Not a real man of Science so he declined the Nobel Price award given to him.

    I think he deserves a lot of credit for all the things he did for the world. The world wouldn’t be the same if it were not for the contribution of TESLA. One of my favorite scientist. A Misunderstood Genius

  7. luis permalink
    March 14, 2009 3:38

    edison is closer to the media and to politicians than tesla. thats the reason why edison got more credit and recognition. PR works.

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