We have all heard of Nikola Tesla, but do we know about the predictions Tesla made that are technically true in our current world of technology?
Nikola Tesla! Some people consider him to be one of the top most influential inventors and engineers in all of history. Other people say Tesla was a mad scientist with shocking views on society. Even though Tesla’s ideas and core beliefs seem a bit extreme, we can all totally agree that Nikola Tesla’s contributions to alternating current electricity supply changed the way our world functions today.
The infamous Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 in Smiljan, in what was the Austrian Empire,now known as Croatia. He traveled to the United States in 1884 where he began working in Thomas Edison’s lab (yup, that Thomas Edison). Edison and Tesla disagreed on certain topics and eventually went their separate ways. (Edison was a greedy prick).
Tesla then spent the remainder of his life and career in New York, where he dedicated the majority of his time to his amazing work and research. through this time of extensive research, he came up with over 300 patents! Tesla claimed that he would only sleep two hours a night and spent every second he was awake on his inventions and research. Because of his strict dedication, Tesla never married, and never even have had a relationship.
With so much of his time devoted to his work, Tesla explored just about every fragment of electrical engineering. This led Nikola Tesla to make some very bold and shocking predictions for the future we now live in. Some of his predictions have advanced much further than what he predicted. Other predictions are yet to be fulfilled, but still circle through the minds of inventors today.
Let’s look at how Nikola Tesla’s prediction of wireless technology impacts our lives today.
It was Mr. Alexander Bell who invented the telephone back in 1876 (this was the same year that he was issued the patent). Did you know the idea of a telephone had only been around for 50 years when Tesla made the prediction that one day we would all be walking around with our eyes glued to a device that can fit in our pockets.
Do you remember the historical interview with the New York Times in
1909 when Nikola Tesla said:
“It will soon be possible, for instance, for a businessman in New York to dictate instructions and have them appear in type in London or elsewhere. He will be able to call from his desk and talk with any telephone subscriber in the world. It will only be necessary to carry an inexpensive instrument no bigger than a watch, which will enable its bearer to hear anywhere on sea or land for distances of thousands of miles.”
Just a few years later, he got even more detailed in an interview for Collier’s magazine. He said:
“Through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do this will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.”
The first cellular phone came about around 30 years ago (yup, that huge heavy brick that couldn’t even fit in the biggest of pockets). The first smartphones on the other hand, showed up around 2007, with the now popular iPhone being one of the very first.Wow! Tesla’s prediction was spot on.
In Nikola Tesla’s time, TVs were vaguely in production. It was not at all common for homes to have television sets, and not a single person was watching anything live. Tesla said:
“We shall be able to witness and hear events—the inauguration of a President, the playing of a world series game, the havoc of an earthquake or the terror of a battle—just as though we were present.”
Many people still believe that Tesla could actually see our day. It’s so spot on, it's almost scary…
According to History. com the (now legendary) internet was invented in the late 1960's and it was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, known as ARPANET. The internet wasn’t fully usable until around 1990 when Tim Berners-Lee finally invented the powerful World Wide Web. Now-a-days, almost all of us access the internet every single day.
Speaking of the internet, Tesla stated:
“When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole.”
“ Present wireless receiving apparatus will be scrapped for much simpler machines; static and all forms of interference will be eliminated, so that innumerable transmitters and receivers may be operated without interference. It is more than probable that the household’s daily newspaper will be printed ‘wirelessly’ in the home during the night.”
With each day, our world is going more and more “wireless” and physical newspapers are being almost completely replaced by the internet, as are just about all other forms of print.
Tesla’s invention of alternating the currents electrical supply obviously plays a large role in our use of the internet. Think of the many data centers that rely on AC supply coming in to give power to the multiple servers. In the world of web hosting, millions of clients solely depend on Nikola Tesla’s inventions to run their sites. It really makes you wonder if he knew how much of an impact his inventions and bold predictions of wireless power would have in our internet-run world today.
Tesla cared about our planet, and so do we.
Rainforests play an important part in keeping our planet healthy by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing the oxygen that we need to survive. When earth's rainforests absorb this CO2 it dramatically helps to stabilize the Earth's climate. Thus, saving many lives all over the world.
The Amazon jungle is the world's largest tropical rainforest. The forest covers the basin of the Amazon, the world's second longest river. The Amazon is home to the greatest variety of plants and animals on Earth in which we are consciously connected!
A whopping 20% of the world's fresh water is found here, It flows through the Amazon to the sea. The Amazon River provides numerous services for us humans, such as water for agriculture, transportation, and food etc... Did you know that the balance of the water cycle in the Amazon rainforest is threatened by climate change deforestation.
The negative impact of humans on the Amazon rainforest has been grossly underestimated according to a large international team of researchers. The researchers found that selective logging and surface wildfires can result in an annual loss of 54 billion tons of carbon from the Brazilian Amazon, increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
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