In his own words ...
" The present is theirs;
the future, for which I really work, is mine. "
" The last 29 days of the month [are] the toughest "
" If ever we can ascertain at what period the earth's charge, when disturbed, oscillates, . . .
we shall know a fact possibly of the greatest importance to the welfare of the human race. "
Nikola Tesla, 1893
" If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of a bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor. "
Nikola Tesla - New York Times, October 19, 1931
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Nikola Tesla or NT described mobile phone and Internet network in this sentence ...?? 1899 year ...
I believe he is in terms of principle, the appropriateness of resources and possibilities of a thorough and useful departure from what has been achieved.
Generally I do not doubt that he will prove very useful in the education of the masses, especially in the more civilized countries, and not less favorable areas, will materially contribute to the general safety, comfort and convenience, and maintaining peace in their relations.
It involves the application of multiple centers, each capable of transmitting signals to separate the most distant targets on Earth.
The best would be that each of them being placed in the vicinity of an important center of civilization, so the news that the various channels they reached it will be rapidly contrasts to all points on the Earth globe.
Cheap and simple device that can be worn in the pocket, may then be placed anywhere on sea or land, and it will broadcast world news or other special messages that are intended for her.
Thus the whole earth will be transformed into one giant brain.
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"As soon as the Wardenclyffe plant is completed, it will be possible for a business man in New York to dictate instructions, and have them instantly appear in type at his office in London or elsewhere. He will be able to call up, from his desk, and talk to any telephone subscriber on the globe, without any change whatever in the existing equipment. An inexpensive instrument, not bigger than a watch, will enable its bearer to hear anywhere, on sea or land, music or song, the speech of a political leader, the address of an eminent man of science, or the sermon of an eloquent clergyman, delivered in some other place, however distant. In the same manner any picture, character, drawing, or print can be transferred from one to another place. . . ." Nikola Tesla, 1893
" My project was retarded by laws of nature.
The world was not prepared for it. It was too far ahead of time.
But the same laws will prevail in the end and make it a triumphal success. "
Nikola Tesla ... speaking of his "World Wireless" project on Long Island, 1919
consider the date ... his majestic Wardenclyffe and Tower were already lost to him
" I have fame and untold wealth, more than this, and yet, how many articles have been written in which I was declared to be an impractical unsuccessful man, and how many poor, struggling writers have called me a visionary. Such is the folly and shortsightedness of the world! "
" I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart
like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success...
Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. "
" Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter.
When they separate, man is no more. "
" Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments
and they wander off through equation after equation and eventually build a structure
which has no relation to reality. "
" My method is different. I do not rush into actual work.
When I get a new idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination, and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain. "
" Before I put a sketch on paper, the whole idea is worked out mentally.
In my mind I change the construction, make improvements, and even operate the device.
Without ever having drawn a sketch I can give the measurements of all parts to workmen, and when completed all these parts will fit, just as certainly as though I had made the actual drawings. It is immaterial to me whether I run my machine in my mind or test it in my shop.
The inventions I have conceived in this way have always worked. In thirty years there has not been a single exception. My first electric motor, the vacuum wireless light, my turbine engine and many other devices have all been developed in exactly this way. "
" Perhaps it is better in this present world of ours that a revolutionary idea or invention instead of being helped and patted be hampered and ill-treated in its adolescence- by want of means, by selfish interest, pedantery, stupidity and ignorance; that it be attacked and stifled; that it pass through bitter trials and tribulations, through the heartless strife of commercial existence. So all that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combatted, suppressed - only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle. "
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