Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nikola Tesla

(10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943)
The Man Who Lit Up The World


Have you ever been wrongfully blamed for something you didn't do? Have you ever had your name dragged through the mud by someone else for their personal gain or amusement? Well... If your name were Nikola Tesla, the person doing this to you would be named Thomas Edison, and I did the numerology on Edison's name. In numerology "Thomas Edison" breaks down to "Punk Bitch".

Many people believe that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. Throughout school I was told by my teachers, and read it in history books that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. But, that's not true, matter of fact it's a blatant lie. It was Nikola Tesla who invented the light bulb, and that's not all Tesla did. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian immigrant who arrived in America in 1884, had four cents in his pocket, some mathematical computations, a drawing of an idea for a flying machine, and a head full of genius concepts. He was an inventor of many things, an electro-mechanical engineer, a humanitarian, a poet, visionary, and did some of the most amazing things EVER! But, the most unfortunate decision of Tesla's life was to go work with Thomas Edison, a man known by those who worked for him, more as a "Thief of ideas than as an inventor of anything that was in any way useful."

In modern terms Nikola Tesla would be know as a "Bad Mutherf**ker!" and Thomas Edison would be known as a "Biter" and a "Hater", and probably a duchebag. The history books depict Thomas Edison as a heroic figure. Edison needs to be dethroned of that heroic title, as the rightful owner of that seat is Nikola Tesla.





Both of these men were experimenting with electricity. But, Tesla's work was far beyond anything that Edison was doing.

In November and December of 1887, Tesla filed for seven U.S. patents in the field of polyphase AC motors and power transmission. These comprised a complete system of generators, transformers, transmission lines, motors and lighting. So original were the ideas that they were issued without a successful challenge, and would turn out to be the most valuable patents since the telephone.

Telsa was using Alternating Current A/C. The power that comes from our wall outlets is AC, the more common, efficient kind.

Edison was using Direct Current D/C. The power that comes from batteries.

With the breakthrough provided by Tesla's patents, a full-scale industrial race erupted to see who's chosen technology would be used to power the United States, Tesla's alternating current, or Edison's direct current.




It was at this time that Edison launched a propaganda war against Tesla's alternating current.

Tom Edison told people that direct current was like a river flowing peacefully to the sea, while alternating current was like a torrent rushing violently. Edison took Tesla's technology and even had a professor named Harold Brown go around talking to audiences... and electrocuting dogs and old horses right on stage, to show how dangerous Tesla's alternating current was. They even electrocuted an elephant to death (Awe! Hell No! I love elephants!), and this did what Edison set out to do. It incited public fear in Tesla's invention.



















Meanwhile, a murderer was about to be executed in the first electric chair at New York's Auburn State Prison. Professor Harold Brown had succeeded in illegally purchasing a used Tesl
a generator in order to demonstrate once and for all the extreme danger of alternating current. The guinea pig was William Kemmler, a convicted ax-murderer, who died horribly on August 6, 1890, in "an awful spectacle, far worse than hanging." The technique was later dubbed "Westinghousing." The company who funded Nikola Tesla's work. Of course some people always have to take a perfectly useful invention and do something sinister with it. But...

In spite of the bad press, good things were happening for Tesla & Westinghouse. The Westinghouse Corporation won the bid for illuminating The Chicago World's Fair, the first all-electric fair in history. On May 1, 1893. That evening, President Grover Cleveland pushed a button and a hundred thousand incandescent lamps illuminated the fairground's buildings. This "City of Light" was the work of Tesla, and twelve new thousand-horsepower AC generation units. The Tesla polyphase system of alternating current power generation and transmission was proudly displayed... For the twenty-seven million people who attended the fair, it was dramatically clear that the power of the future was AC. From that point forward more than 80 percent of all the electrical devices ordered in the United States were for alternating current.

Tesla's AC generators gradually replaced Edison's DC battery system because AC is safer to transfer over the longer city distances and can provide more power.


This is only the beginning. Nikola Tesla's work became far more interesting as his life progressed. He went on to create a tower that would send electricity to everyone for free. But, J.P. Morgan, his funder, pulled out of the project when he realized he wouldn't be able to put a price tag on everyone's electricity. Tesla kept designing marvelous things into his old age. J. Edgar Hoover, the president at the time knew of his great work, and upon Nikola Tesla's death the government confiscated all of his work... Who knows how or if it's been implemented since then. There are many places to read about Nikola Tesla, his work and his life. Here is one place: http://www.pbs.org/tesla/index.html But, if you'd like to read about how much of a little bitch Thomas Edison was you won't find much. So far I think I'm the first person to call Edison a little bitch.










3 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:04 PM

    hhahaa edison little bitch !! i liked that !! srsly nikola rules !!

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  2. Edison should have been exiled for this thievery.

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