David Vs. Goliath: Nikola Tesla

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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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  • Describes nikola tesla as an eccentric man who dreamed of giving the world an unlimited supply of wireless energy.
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