Nikola Tesla - Discovering The Future
Discovering The Future
Already as a child the later physicist Nikola Tesla made extraordinarydiscoveries. As a young man, he started the development of the now socommon system of alternating current, which has been applied in 1893for the fist time on a grand scale for power production and illuminationof the world exhibition in Chicago. Around the turn of the century, NikolaTesla was celebrated as the “man who invented the 20th century” bynewspapers of all nations. Nikola Tesla called himself a discoverer – rather than “inventor” – and his discoveries comprise more than 700patents in the fields of cosmic rays, radar, diathermy, the high-frequencyfurnace, wave-guide for microwave transmission, space navigation code,cryogenic engineering, electrotherapeutics, energy transmission to satel-lites, principles of solid state transistor technology, the bladeless turbineand the reciprocating dynamo. Every modern time TV, radio, computer,remote control, cell phone, fluorescent light bulb or tube and the basicpowering system required to operate all of them is due to the credentialsof Mr. Nikola Tesla. How could this creative mind and productive charac-ter get into oblivion for more than half a century?