Lighting – how it can be harnessed and distributed. In 1890, some forty years before industry “invented” fluorescent bulbs and plasma lamps, Tesla developed and used them in his laboratory. At the 1893 World Columbian Exposition, Tesla’s stand was the greatest fascination. He displayed his phosphorescent lighting, powered without wires by high-frequency fields. Tesla’s idea to bend glass fluorescent tubes into names of famous scientists created the inspiration for the first neon signs. He himself also radiated light from his body and shot lightning from his fingertips on the stage, which was a special attraction. We do not have an explanation of how he could do it. He said to a journalist that he was still not ready to reveal the source of energy.
Radio – The United States Supreme Court overturned Marconi’s patent in 1943, when it was proven that Tesla had invented the radio years previous to Marconi, but we still read Marconi’s name in textbooks.
Remote Control – Tesla made a demonstration of the first remote controlled model boat in 1898.
AC Induction Motor – Tesla’s invention of the electric motor with rotating magnetic fields patented in 1930 has fundamentally changed the human life with many different devices we now take for granted: household appliances, machine tools, power tools, disk drives, electric wristwatches, water pumps, industrial fans, and compressors. After so many years, Tesla’s name has finally been popularized in connection with this invention when the electrical car was branded with his name.
Robotics – Tesla stated: “I have, by every thought and every act of mine, demonstrated, and do so daily, to my absolute satisfaction, that I am an automaton endowed with power of movement, which merely responds to external stimuli beating upon my sense organs, and thinks and acts and moves accordingly.” That is how his enhanced scientific mind led him to the concept of a robot. His visions of a future with intelligent cars, robotic human companions, the use of sensors, and autonomous systems, can be found in an entry in the Serbian Journal of Electrical Engineering, 2006.4 However, Tesla asserted that robots should have limitations.
Lasers – have transformed surgical applications in an undeniably beneficial way. They are also widely used in our current digital media. In July 1934, in the New York Sun, under the title “Tesla Invents Peace Ray”, Tesla announced his new invention, explaining that he planned to suggest his method at Geneva as an insurance of peace, because even the smallest country, using it, might protect itself with this weapon against which nothing could prevail. That was how he hoped to prevent the Second World War. This innovation is now called the “Death Ray,” and it inspires science fiction, like Reagan’s “Star Wars”.
X-rays are now used in medical diagnostics, and Kirlian photography which can document the energy field of the life force, were the transformative inventions of Nikola Tesla.
Wireless Communications and Limitless Free Energy – These two inventions are inextricably linked, as they were the reason for the power elite to do everything possible to discredit Tesla and remove his name from the history. J.P. Morgan financed Tesla with $150,000 to build a tower that would use the natural frequencies of our universe to transmit wireless power and a wide range of information communicated through images, voice messages, and text. This was the world’s first wireless communication – or the internet. When Morgan realized that Tesla was dedicated to empowering people to have electric power virtually free of charge everywhere around the globe and to receive and transmit data through a world wide web, he immediately stopped backing this project. Free energy? No way! What good for him would it be if energy could not be metered and charged for? That would take all the power from him and from others in control. Tesla’s laboratory was burned to the ground.
We could also mention that Tesla discovered the electron, invented Radar, Rotating Magnetic Field, Tesla Coil, Disk-Turbine Rotary Engine, Magnifying Transmitter, Electrotherapeutic apparatuses, Apparatus for ozone generation, and many more. Tesla conducted experiments with “new means of instant communication which could fit in your hand and which would be individually encoded on different frequencies,” as he explained to Morgan. That was a harbinger of the “smart” mobile phone.
Nikola Tesla’s Projects Not Yet Derived
Tesla was working with Terrestrial Stationary Waves, Non-Hertzian Waves (which we now call Tesla Waves), and Radiant Energy. At that time, all those waves were unknown in physics. These energies, and how they could be used, are still an enigma for contemporary science. There are many of Tesla’s inventions that have not been realised up to the present day, at least not in the way he intended them to be used. On 29 February 1920, in the Syracuse Herald, (California) Tesla announced that he had found how we can “make fertile land out of deserts, and create lakes and rivers” almost without any effort. In December 1892, Tesla published the paper entitled On the Dissipation of the Electrical Energy of the Hertz Resonator in which he wrote that his new transformer did not operate on magnetic/electric field induction, but in an entirely new domain of physics, under entirely new rules which he referred to as “dynamic electro-static forces”. In this article, he described a self-activating machine that would draw power from the ambient medium, a fuel-less generator. In the Dallas Morning News in 1931 it was announced that Tesla had modified a Pierce-Arrow automobile; he exchanged the petrol engine with an AC motor, added an antenna, and the car was running up to 140 km per hour using the “electrical energy that was harnessed from thin air. [The car ran from] the infinite and free energy source producing absolutely zero emissions.” In 1933, in an article for the New York American, titled “Device to Harness Cosmic Energy Claimed by Tesla”, he stated: “This new power for the driving of the world’s machinery will be derived from the energy which operates the universe, the cosmic energy, whose central source for the Earth is the Sun and which is everywhere present in unlimited quantities.” Tesla was talking about energy from the “active medium” and he was absolutely convinced when he stated: “Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities, and can drive the world’s machinery without the need of coal, oil, gas, or any other of the common fuels.”