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Doomed to Hunter-Gatherer Status

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February 13th, 2007
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“ The Problem of Increasing Human Energy ” reads like a scientist's perspective on Ecclesiastes. Whereas “The Prophet” sampled all walks of life and worldly successes only to conclude that all was vanity, and that there would be nothing new under the Sun, Tesla said the same in terms of entropy and a life of experimentation. Tesla began with the interesting assumption that the bulk of humanity possessed a kinetic energy equal to half the mass of all live persons multiplied not by the square of their motions, but the square of their intellectual virtues. Human energy, then, could be increased... continue reading »

Tesla

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January, 1943
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Nikola Tesla, one of the great leaders of electrical development, died on Thursday, January 7, 1943, at 85. He was found by a maid in his suite at the Hotel New Yorker, New York City, having apparently passed away peacefully. Tesla's greatest achievements were in the realm of alternating currents for power work, and his development of the rotating magnetic field which made possible distribution of power to great distances, as exemplified in the Niagara Falls network. Nikola Tesla, at the Age of 30 His dream, however, lay in the realm of higher frequencies, and even before he harnessed himself... continue reading »

Willard and Tesla Advocate Repeal

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June 22nd, 1932
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B. & O. Head and Edison's Aid Condemn Prohibition. Daniel Willard, president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and Nikola Tesla, the inventor, have come out openly against the Eighteenth Amendment. Mr. Willard took the view yesterday that the modification of the law must be obtained before business conditions can become satisfactory again. Mr. Tesla looked at it from a medical stand, saying that the curtailment of alcoholic beverages removed a “harmless stimulant” from the nation's diet. Mr. Willard said that he was inclined to be sympathetic with the thought that the revision of the... continue reading »

Tesla Nearly Missed His Calling

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August 27th, 1931
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Former Roommate in University Tells of Inventor's Early Life. By Charles M. Meister Special Correspondence to The Sun. Copyright, 1931, by The New York Sun Foreign Service. Belgrade, Aug. 16. — Nikola Tesla, who, just before his seventy-fifth birthday announced in America a new invention which he expects to revolutionize power production, narrowly escaped on several occasions a premature end to his scientific career. His father was an Orthodox priest, and his mother the sister of an Orthodox bishop. They wanted him to become a priest. At one time he seemed likely to become an invalid. Later... continue reading »

Linking the Planets.

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July 14th, 1931
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What Nikola Tesla said on his birthday about the possibilities of sending electric power to other planets is likely to seem to most persons no more than a fantastic dream. For centuries, indeed, interplanetary communication has been one of man's most fascinating and persistent dreams, each advance in aeronautics and radio seemingly bringing nearer its realization. Tesla's admission that be has developed a means which will enable man to transmit electric energy from this globe to another planet may arouse anew all the old speculations about what kinds of living creatures, if they inhabit other... continue reading »

Tesla Seeks To Send Power To Planets.

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July 11th, 1931
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Inventor at 75 Declares He Has Developed Means to Create Universal Brotherhood. Foresees Magic Effect Asserts We Will Communicate With Humans on Other Worlds of the Universe. Scientists Greet Him Father of Radio Receives Volume of Letters From Leaders as He Celebrates His Birthday. Nikola Tesla father of radio and of modern power transmission and generation, celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday yesterday. In honor of the occasion Dr. Tesla revealed in an interview that he had developed after many years of concentrated effort a means that will make it possible for man to transmit energy in... continue reading »

Tesla Celebrates His 75th Birthday

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July 11th, 1931
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For thirty-seven years Nikola Tesla has been outdreaming other scientists and and inventors. But his fantasies of the nineties became the realities of the nineteen hundreds. Celebrating his 75th birthday he projects interplanetary exchanges of energy which will end stellar isolation. Back in 1894 a long, lean, almost cadaverous, looking man used to enthrall Ward McAllister and other playboys at Delmonico's with dissertations on the fly — and how he could fly! And maybe man would get that way some day, too. That was Nikola Tesla from the kingdom of Lika, on the borders of Austria-Hungary, but... continue reading »

Tesla, Inventor, 75 Today

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July 10th, 1931
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Electrical Scientist Still Works After Making Many Important Discoveries. Nikola Tesla, electrical inventor, was 75 years old today. He was presented with a volume containing letters of felicitation and congratulation from about one hundred inventors and scientists all over the world. Tesla has left behind him three quarters of a century of high achievement, says the Associated Press, being generally considered the father both of radio and of modern power generation and transmission, but it is in the fourth quarter he expects to do his greatest work. Among the authors of the congratulatory... continue reading »

Tesla, Inventor, 75, Attacks Dry Law

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June 22nd, 1932
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Edison's Former Associate Sees Fallacy in Restriction on ‘Harmless Stimulant.’ Nikola Tesla, 75-year-old inventory, whose discoveries made possible the transmission and use of alternating current, went on record yesterday as being “emphatically opposed to prohibition.” In an interview at the Hotel Governor Clinton, the former associate of Thomas A. Edison declared prohibition was unsound in principle since “it imposes restrictions on the most needed and harmless of stimulants while permitting unlimited consumption of poisons, by all classes, from childhood to old age.” Prior to the enactment... continue reading »

An Inventor's Seasoned Ideas

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April 8th, 1934
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Nikola Tesla, Pointing to 'Grievous Errors' of the Past, Explains Radio as He Sees It at Age of 77 — He Expects Television By Orrin E. Dunlap Jr. A tall, lean inventor in a cut-away walked into his skyscraper parlor thirty-three floors above the sidewalks of New York, laid his black derby on the table, opened the window and then was ready to talk about radio's past, present and future. He was Nikola Tesla, the inventor whose discovery of the rotary magnetic field made possible the alternating-current motor. He described a system of wireless transmission of energy in 1892. Seven milestones... continue reading »

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