How did Nikola Tesla Change the World
“The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked for, is mine.” (Nikola Tesla) Nikola Tesla meant that the scientists changed today, but Nikola works really hard to change the future. Tesla was a remarkably brilliant man, and he invented lots of things like the Tesla coil. Tesla helped alter the future with the vast number of inventions.
Nikola Tesla was born on June 9th or 10th in 1856 in Smiljan, Croatia. He had four other siblings who were named: Dane, Angelica, Milka, and Marcia.
His mother, Djuka Mandic, was spurred by his interest in electricity. Tesla’s father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian Orthodox priest and writer who pushed Nikola to join the priesthood, but Tesla’s interest was on sciences. After Tesla studied at the Real Schule, Karlstad; the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria; and the University of Prague during the 1870s. Nikola got a job at the Central Telephone Exchange in Budapest. It was at Budapest that the idea for an induction motor first came to Tesla, but after many years of trying to gain interest in his invention, he decided to relocate from Europe to America. In 1884, Tesla arrived in the United States with little more than the clothes he came with, and an introduction letter for the famed inventor and business mogul, Thomas Edison. Edison hired Tesla and they soon were tirelessly alongside each other, making improvements to Edison’s inventions. Several months later, Edison and Tesla parted due to a business-scientific relationship, attributed to their incredibly different personalities.
In 1885, Tesla received funding for the Tesla Electric Light Company and was tasked to improve arc lighting. Though Tesla was successful, he was forced out of the venture and had to become a manual laborer to survive. He received funding for his new company, Tesla Electric Company. Since he became obsessed with trying to develop wireless electricity, in about 1900, Nikola started work on his biggest and boldest project yet: to build a global wireless communication system, send information and providing free electricity throughout the world. Tesla decided the place to put Wardenclyffe was on Long Island. With funding from a group of investors which included financial giant, J. P. Morgan, and in 1901, Tesla undertook the project and called it Wardenclyffe.
Doubts about the probability of Tesla’s project arose. Tesla’s rival, Guglielmo Marconi, created great advancements to the radio. This left Tesla with no more options but to abandon Wardenclyffe. The workers were laid off in 1906, and by 1915, the site fell into foreclosure. Two years later, Tesla decided to declare bankruptcy and sold the scrap from the tower to deliver him from debt.
Tesla suffered a nervous breakdown following the failure of this free energy project. He ultimately returned to work, mainly as a consultant. As time went along, his ideas soon became outlandish and impractical. He grew eccentric, devoting more of his time to take care of wildlife. Nikola Tesla died on January 7th, 1943, of old age when he was 86.
Some facts about Nikola Tesla are he was born during a lightning storm. Another fact is pearls drove him crazy. Nikola and Thomas were rivals, but not enemies. He was a germaphobe. He possessed a great sense of humor and gained many famous friends.
“The day science studies non-physical phenomena; it will make more progress in a decade than all the previous centuries of its existence.”Tesla meant that science will progress more in ten years than all the previous years of science existing.””One must be rational to think clearly, but one can think deeply, and be utterly insane.” (Nikola Tesla) Nikola meant that to invent useful ideas, you need to think clearly instead of deeply.“I do not think I can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.” (Nikola Tesla) Tesla meant that married men sustain families to think about instead of just their inventions, while bachelors can focus on their inventions more than a married man could.