How much did you pay last month for your electric bill? If you are in charge of these expenses frequently in your home, you will surely have noticed a considerable increase in the increase in it. This responds, among many things, to the consequences of the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Now, how would you feel if you knew that, for a moment, electricity could be free today? To understand it, it is necessary to know a little piece of the forgotten history of Nikola Tesla, an innovative scientist who is poor, in debt and very obsessed with his failure.
A SCIENTIFIC CAREER
Surely you know how Wi-Fi works, correct? A transmission without the need for cables, which is capable of connecting electronic devices in a specific radius to the Internet. Today, it is the most basic technology that almost every home has.
Now let’s go to 1892, when things were very different. That year, the inventor Nikola Tesla raised a revolutionary idea: the transmission of electrical current without the need for cables or batteries. A completely wireless process. Yes, like Wi-Fi.
To make it possible, he began to raise funds for his landmark project, known as the “Tesla Transformer Coil.” According to the information available, it was expected that this project youporn, in addition to being innovative, would be a great step for humanity, thanks to the possibility of transmitting electrical energy at no cost.
THE WARDENCLYFFE PROJECT
The arrival of the new millennium offered opportunities for Tesla. In the year 1901, in the midst of his steady competition with Guglielmo Marconi, he secured an investment of US$150,000 from J.P. Morgan to build his powerful invention on Long Island, New York.
This groundbreaking invention was expected to quickly and cheaply connect people around the world. In December 1901, Tesla suffered a devastating blow when Marconi, using Tesla’s 17 patents, managed to send a radiotelegraph signal from England to Canada. Although Tesla had more ambitious and promising plans, Marconi’s success captured the attention of investors, and J.P. Morgan refused to provide Tesla with more funding.
As a result, Tesla’s tower became a useless structure that finally collapsed in 1917. Tesla, who believed that his project could have changed the world forever, could not help but blame a “weak, blind, and doubtful world” for not rooting for him in his loss, which was arguably the biggest of his career.
If Tesla’s invention had come to fruition, not only would the middle class have saved money every month, but it would have significantly improved the lives of those who lack access to electricity for economic reasons, especially in developing countries.
However, we live in a capitalist society where ideas that do not generate profit are not welcome. Therefore, Tesla can be remembered as the man who could have revolutionized the conception of energy, but he was not allowed to do so due to the limitations of the economic system.
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