-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-

Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Nikola Tesla - Genius - Neither Remembered nor Respected

The world we live in today, this world worships a God named Technology. It seems that everybody wants the latest and greatest new whatever, but the reality is that manufacturers, retailers, advertisers and of course the government wants, demands that we the customer, the buyer, the sucker have the latest and greatest, that's how they ALL make the money they need to survive. All of that being said, Tesla was and possibly still is the High Priest of Technology, and he never took advantage or even benefited from his genius or inventions, dying alone and broke after living on a diet of graham crackers and milk at the end of his life.

Tesla, Nikola Tesla....  Unlike Bond who pretty much everyone's heard of, Tesla was a real person, that virtually no one today has heard of. Yet he's responsible for the invention of many of the things that make modern life possible. In the '90's, that's 1890's  He invented, designed and supervised installation of the AC generators at Niagara Falls for Westinghouse, showing that AC power was more practical, more effective and cheaper than Edison's DC power generation. AC was superior in sending power for miles over smaller wires, were DC was limited to short distances over large wires and needing a generator every mile or so. Tesla's goal was to come near to the high frequency of sunlight, creating lights of extraordinary brightness, hoping to eliminate Edison's bulb, which used just five percent of the available energy

In addition he invented the radio, everybody was taught by incompetent teachers that it was invented by Marconi, wrong, in 1943, the Supreme Court granted credit to Tesla for the invention of radio, instead of to Marconi who'd patented a two-tuned-circuit design and a more practical four-tuned-circuit modeled after Tesla's. Marconi's patent  was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court because Tesla's work predated it (Case #369, 6/21/43). But, Marconi did succeed in beating Tesla as the first person to send a wireless telegraph across the Atlantic, Tesla remarked, "Let him continue. He is using seventeen of my patents."
Tesla was also on his way to inventing the computer, Tesla's 1903 patents 723,188 and 725,605 contain the basic principles of the logical AND circuit element basic to all computers.  He's also credited with inventing  the electric generator, the electric motor, fluorescent lighting among other things.

 The answer came with a remarkable device still known today as a Tesla coil. Patented in 1891, this invention took ordinary sixty-cycle per second household current and stepped it up to extremely high frequencies—into the hundreds of thousands of cycles per second. In addition to high frequencies, the coil could also generate extremely high voltages. With high frequencies, Tesla developed some of the first neon and fluorescent illumination. He also took the first x-ray photographs. But these discoveries paled when compared to his discovery of November 1890, when he illuminated a vacuum tube wirelessly—having transmitted energy through the air. This was the beginning of Tesla's lifelong obsession—the wireless transmission of energy.
Oatmeal A website with a GREAT comic about Tesla and educational too

Tesla in his Colorado laboratory


1 comment:

  1. Upon further research I'm finding my title to this post somewhat misleading as he is remembered at least outside the government, and they probably remember, just choose to never admit, his renown and contributions. But people remember who and what Nikola Tesla was. Just check out the proposed museum on long Island NY and the phenominal donations from around the world received in a couple weeks or less.