keeping up with our ancestors
are we genetically wired to believe our own generation is more advanced than the last?
hello guys, how’s your night? it’s after midnight so technically already tomorrow and i wanted to stop by and update the last post from earth day. when i posted about the world grid, some of your comments got me thinking about a truly wireless world so i started looking into it. please pardon the technical diversion but i got a little obsessed with what i found.
nicola tesla was known as the “father of free energy” about 100 years ago. he was praised and celebrated and even heralded as the “the man who invented the 20th century” for inventions such as the x-ray, neon and fluorescent lights, motors, generators, coils, robotics, radar, remote control, scalar energy, the system at niagra falls and the humble radio to name just a few (he had 700 patents)
(above is the westinghouse booth where some of his inventions were on display at the world’s fair in 1901).
his last and possibly most important invention was the wardenclyffe tower which in the few test runs it had, was able harness the earth’s power using the electromagmetic field, the ionosphere and solar energy.
i’m not sure about the technical part but somehow hot air in the aether could help transmit energy world wide. he was determined to use the earth’s natural frequencies instead of coal, oil or gas. his dream was for everyone to have access to electricity that was free and could be easily tapped.
he was truly the ‘electricity whisperer’
local exeriments at the time showed it worked beautifully but when the backer of the project (JP Morgan)! realized it could upset the world’s fossil fuel industries, he pulled the plug (so to speak) and said if he ‘couldn’t put a meter on it’ then it wasn’t going to happen. that simple act changed world history and tesla’s life. he fell from grace and became broke and ridiculed. and, well, we know what we’ve been up to ever since!
surprising how everyone turned on him. he simply said the world may not have been ready for it at that point:
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine. –Nikola Tesla
i wonder if we have the ability to pick up where he left off?
as he said:
“We are whirling through endless space with inconceivable speed, all around us everything is spinning, everything is moving, everywhere is energy. There must be some way of availing ourselves of this energy more directly. Then, with the light obtained from the medium, with the power derived from it, with every form of energy obtained without effort, from the store forever inexhaustible, humanity will advance with giant strides.”
i sure hope so. bueller?