Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla

Dr. Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

Tesla Commemorative Medallions
Bearden on Tesla and EM Source Charge
Tesla - Electricity from Space
Tesla's Patents
Tesla articles and books (external link)
Excellent article detailing the Cayce readings given for Nikola Tesla and Townsend Brown (external link)

Nikola Tesla is widely recognized as the father of the modern electrical and radio age having invented them both. Other significant contributions were AC current and fluorescent lighting. Without these and other inventions modern society would not exist.

While George Westinghouse? and the companies he owned were among the first to fully develop and exploit the advantages of the Alternating Current system devised by Tesla, Edison and Morgan? were much less supportive of the brilliant inventor. Tesla was actually employed by Edison when he first came to the United States, who persuaded him to redesign Edison's existing Direct Current generators and motors for a promised bonus of $50,000. Tesla did so, leading to great improvements in efficiency, only to have Edison refuse to pay the bonus, claiming the entire thing was a joke. Tesla resigned immediately.

Not only did this ensure Tesla's lifelong distaste for Edison, Tesla's own Alternating Current system was in direct competition with Edison's DC system, in which Edison had a massive capital investment. This dispute between AC and DC erupted into the famous "War of the Currents" in which each side attempted to prove their system superior. Edison was unable to do honestly claim superiority on technical grounds, because DC power could not be transmitted long distances at safe voltages, so he did the next thing that came to mind: Try to make AC into a threat to public safety. Edison subsequently invented the electric chair and persuaded the State of New York to use it to execute criminals. With AC equipment of course. This first use of electricity for capital punishment was horrifying, and the condemned man had to be zapped twice. Edison also organized public demonstrations, including the electrocution of an elephant, all to try to prove that AC is dangerous.

In fact, the very nature of DC makes it more dangerous and less efficient that AC. Since the current is continuous, any contact with a DC source will cause muscles to clench continuously, making it very difficult to let go. So Edison was incorrect on both efficiency and safety, and today multi-phase Alternating Current, as invented by Tesla and developed by Westinghouse?, is the standard for industrial, residential, and commercial electrical systems. When one examines the historical record, the assertion that this development was supported by Edison can be seen to be nothing short of absurd. I would appreciate your correction of this error.

Josh Reynolds, Junior
Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University

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John Smith interviews Tesla
The Wonder World to be Created by Electricity

See Also

2.25 - Regauging or Control of the Neutral
3.22 - Quantum Leap Delta equivalent to Locked Potentials Delta
7B.21 - Electricity
13.06 - Triple Currents of Electricity
14.35 - Teslas 3 6 and 9
16.04 - Nikola Tesla describing what electricity is
16.07 - Electricity is a Polar Exchange
16.10 - Positive Electricity
16.16 - Negative Electricity - Russell
16.17 - Negative Electricity - Tesla
16.29 - Triple Currents of Electricity
Anthony Szigeti
Bearden on Tesla and EM Source Charge
Colorado Springs Notes, 1899–1900 (external link), pdf download file
Debunking the Tesla Myth (external link)
Figure 16.04.05 and Figure 16.04.06 - Nikola Tesla and Lord Kelvin
Free Energy
Part 16 - Electricity and Magnetism
Pyromagnetic Generator
Rotating Magnetic Field
Scalar electromagnetics
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Standing Wave
Standing Waves
Tesla and Cayce
Tesla Coil
Tesla - Electricity from Space
Tesla Inventor of the Electrical Age book by Carlson
Tesla and Vedic Philosophy
Tesla Interview
Tesla messages
Tesla shield
The Tesla Collection (external link) The "Tesla Collection" is the most comprehensive compilation of newspaper and periodical material ever assembled by or about Nikola Tesla.
Vacuum Energy
What Electricity Is - Bloomfield Moore

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