Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was an eccentric man that was many lifetimes ahead of his generation. He was a man that dreamed of giving the world an unlimited supply of wireless energy. His genius imagination allowed him to think outside the box and solve issues that others had thought were unsolvable. Nikola Tesla proposed his vision for a system powered by an alternating current generator to Thomas Edison and was shot down because Thomas Edison’s power structure had already been established using a direct current system. The two butt heads however Nikola Tesla was relentless. After being used and rejected by Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla picked himself and went toe to toe with the most prolific inventor. The stage for David vs Goliath was set. Through Nikola Tesla’s borderline obsession to solve the design for an alternating current motor and sacrificing his own opportunity to become a wealthy man, we now live in a very efficient world where everyone reaps the rewards of his genius, few know his name, and even fewer know what he did. …show more content…
“Money does not represent such a value as men have placed upon it. All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life.” (Politika, 1927) During his 86 years Nikola Tesla obtained around 300 patents worldwide for his inventions, while many inventions developed by Tesla were not patent protected. Tesla’s inventions ranged from alternating current motors to a World Wireless System which is a proposed telecommunications and electrical power delivery system and Teleforce which is a self-defense weapon system that used pellets or slugs that were accelerated to a high velocity in a vacuum chamber then fired out of nozzles that would aim at the target. (Glenn,
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Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer and physicist. He was also considered an eccentric genius and recluse. Tesla is best known for his feud with Thomas Edison over AC power Versus DC Power. He was also well known for inventing the Tesla Coil which is still used in radio technology today. Nikola Tesla was mostly forgotten until the 1990’s when there was a resurgence of interest in popular culture.
Tesla quit on the spot and went off to make a company on his own. In 1888, two years after Nikola formed his own company to fight against the stolen patents by Edison he began his designing of the famous Tesla Coil. AC (alternating current) was now the idea he and his manufacturer Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing company were going to use.
...ts that are required by them). Thereby, it was Tesla’s interactions with the issue of human inability that led to the production of the petroleum of the world, and proved to be an emissary for affirmative alteration - almost unmatchable.
As James Levine is famous for saying, “I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.” To me, one of the greatest mentors of innovative scientific history was Nikola Tesla. That being said, if given the opportunity to spend the next year of my life in a different time period I would like to live during the year 1942 so I could work beside Tesla. This was the year before Tesla died, a time when he had experienced the full scope of his expertise and could impart that wisdom to me. My questions about his popularity would be answered in full. Questions about Tesla’s integrity could lead to the answer to the legendary disputes about what was rightfully his. Legends about genius inventions that could only be imagined
Shortly after he was found dead by a maid in his hotel suite on January 7th, 1943 Nikola Tesla was a name rarely uttered. He soon fell out of the memory of the public. Despite this he was a man before his time. Tesla set the world on a course into the twenty first century a hundred years prior to the new millennium. His life proves that being famous does not make you the greatest. If Nikola Tesla never shared his interest in electricity with the world, this essay would probably not have been types over a Wi-Fi signal on a wireless laptop that charges with AC power. Nikola Tesla may not be a household name, but that does not mean his idea are not used every day in our households.
"Were we to seize and eliminate from our industrial world the results of Mr. Tesla's work, the wheels of industry would cease to turn, our electric cars and trains would stop, our towns would be dark, our mills would be dead and idle. Yes, so far reaching is his work that it has become the warp and woof of industry... His name marks an epoch in the advance of electrical science.
Nikola Tesla wasn’t fully known until the last few chapters of the book, Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn, although he was the driving force for main plot points in the story. Throughout the novel, Tesla invented many new devices that help to drive the plot of the book forward, like the earthquake machine and the time machine. Tesla was the reason Jane was able to meet Thad and his time machine in the book is what saved Mimi, Thad, Jane and himself from possibly meeting death while the Titanic was sinking. Although, Tesla did have some questionable moments as well.
Tesla’s career as an inventor started when he was in his late twenties. He displayed his incredible understanding of electricity and physics when he created his first invention, the induction motor. The induction motor is a small, electric motor that has become a very useful machine. In fact, most household appliances run using Tesla’s induction motor (Vujovic 1). Score one for Tesla. Soon after he invented the induction motor, Tesla moved to America to try his luck at living the American dream. While in New York City, Tesla got the amazing opportunity to work for his hero, Thomas Edison. However, Tesla soon quit working for Edison due to some disagreements between the two inventors. And so with Edison and his men biting at Tesla’s heels, Nikola set out on his own to make a name for himself (Vujovic 1). Tesla soon became Edison’s greatest competitor. While tinkering in his lab with one of his inventions called the Tesla Coil, Tesla discovered that he could send and receive radio signals when his coils were tuned to the exact same frequency...
With Tesla's death came a flood of honorable contributions including street names and monuments, but no greater is a contribution then his own invention, A.C. Electricity. Tesla had truly revolutionized the world solely from his dreams to make the world a better place to live. He dedicated his life to science through every way possible to change the way the world worked at its core. His invention of A.C. electricity today is used in almost every machine, used to send power for hundreds of miles, and even being the standard electricity type we use across the globe. Tesla had an image for mankind that he never gave up on even if it meant scarifying his own wealth for the greater good. Tesla even developed the basics of radio and was never credited
“The ‘genius who lit the world’ is now commemorated with an electrical unit called the Tesla, has a place in the inventor’s hall of fame, streets, statues, and a prestigious engineer’s award in his name, but in life he wasn’t always so successful,” according to Whipps (2014). Though if a person at random were to be asked whom might be the responsible party for mainstream electricity, they might not finger Tesla in the lineup. Benjamin Franklin might be the answer spouted off, or perhaps it may be Thomas Edison, and in some fashion both answers are on the right track. It would be all but asinine to refuse Tesla credit for all his achievements and contributions to advance current society through groundbreaking and revolutionary
When two great minds clash, the entire world takes notice. Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla are both known for their ingenious brilliance, their innovation, and their impact on the electrical industry, and although they are both well-known inventors in their own right, the main event that brought their fame to its peak was the “War of
Over one hundred years ago in the nineteenth century, a Serbian-American inventor by the name of Nikola Tesla started inventing such incredible inventions that even other super-inventors then could not even started to think about and was not produced until today. Nikola Tesla revolutionized the whole electrical industry in the 1800s but received less credits and recognition for what he did and what he have given for the world than people who contributed to the electrical age like him. He is known as the inventor of the future.