Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Nikola Tesla

The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.

Nikola Tesla, Modern Mechanics and Inventions. July, 1934

  • Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe. This idea is not novel. Men have been led to it long ago by instinct or reason; it has been expressed in many ways, and in many places, in the history of old and new. We find it in the delightful myth of Antheus, who derives power from the earth; we find it among the subtle speculations of one of your splendid mathematicians and in many hints and statements of thinkers of the present time. Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic! If static our hopes are in vain; if kinetic — and this we know it is, for certain — then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature. "Experiments With Alternate Currents Of High Potential And High Frequency" (February 1892)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link to the story of Antaeus. I did not know this story.

Tesla was a genius.

Did you know the following?

Ericsson Nikola Tesla is the Croatian subsidiary of the Swedish telecommunications equipment manufacturer Ericsson. The company is named after the Croatian-born Serb inventor Nikola Tesla. It traces its roots back to the state-owned Nikola Tesla Corporation founded in 1949 in Zagreb, then SFR Yugoslavia. It was very successful in the regional telecommunications market and of Europe for over forty years.

However, with the collapse of communism and the independence of Croatia, the state began looking to privatize the corporation in the year 1992. By 1994, Ericsson emerged as the highest bidder and took a share of the corporation just short of majority ownership. As of 2006 Gordana Kovačević serves as president of Ericsson Nikola Tesla.
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