Nikola Tesla - Man Of Controversy

A look at the dichotomy between Tesla's proponents and detractors.


Never devoid of controversy, Nikola Tesla’s life can be categorized in a number of ways. One is to place him in the role of enlightened savant, and the other the role of delusional dreamer.
Christopher Cooper’s book, The Truth About Tesla,2 leaves the reader with a sense of disappointment in the man, and a question: “Is everyone else wrong about him?” This because Cooper’s book takes great pains to downplay Tesla’s role in the inventions and ideas that have come to be known as his sole provenance. Instead, Cooper plays up Tesla’s quirks and brief peccadillos as self-destructive tendencies that thwarted his ambitions. In fact, Cooper highlights what he considers Tesla’s rehashing of other inventors’ work.

In contrast, most biographers place the brunt of the blame for Tesla’s failure to launch certain projects squarely on the shady dealings of his wary competitors and greedy investors.

Tesla’s Legacy

  • Alternating Current The DC current of the day was costly, and produced dangerous sparking from the required converter. Tesla proved that his new AC was perfectly safe by shooting current through his own body to produce light. Patent wars and shady dealings notwithstanding, Tesla’s invention provides power generation and distribution to North America today.
  • Light Innovation Tesla developed and used fluorescent bulbs in his lab some 40 years before industry “invented” them. However, it is his Tesla Coil that is most impressive and controversial. The Tesla Coil is a threat to power companies; the concept that the Earth itself is a magnet that can generate electricity (electromagnetism) utilizing frequencies as a transmitter could put them out of business. All that is needed on the other end is the receiver — much like a radio.
  • X-rays Electromagnetic and ionizing radiation were heavily researched in the late 1800s, but Nikola Tesla took a step beyond. He developed a precursor to Kirlian photography, which has the ability to document life force, and of course what we now use in medical diagnostics, transforming the medical field.
  • Radio Marconi was initially credited as the inventor of radio. In 1897 Tesla applied for and received two radio patents: US 645576, and US 649621. In 1904, however, The U.S. Patent Office reversed its decision, awarding Marconi a patent for the invention of radio, possibly influenced by Marconi’s financial backers in the States, who included Thomas Edison and Andrew Carnegie. This also allowed the U.S. government (among others) to avoid having to pay the royalties that were being claimed by Nikola Tesla. However, the Supreme Court overturned Marconi’s patent in 1943, when it was proven that Tesla invented the radio years previous to Marconi.
  • Remote Control This invention was a natural outcropping of radio. Patent No. 613809 was the first remote controlled model boat, demonstrated in 1898. Utilizing several large batteries; radio signals controlled switches, which then energized the boat’s propeller, rudder, and scaled-down running lights.
  • Electric Motor Tesla’s invention in the 1930s of a motor with rotating magnetic fields showed huge promise. However, the project was buried beneath economic crisis and a world war. Given time, this invention ultimately changed our lives with the introduction of industrial fans, household appliances, water pumps, machine tools, power tools, disk drives, electric wristwatches and compressors. Nikola Tesla’s invention of the electric motor is now embodied in a car bearing his name.
  • Robotics Tesla developed the idea that all living beings are driven solely by external impulses, and the concept of the robot was born. His visions for a future filled with intelligent cars, robotic companions, and the use of sensors and autonomous systems are detailed in a must-read entry in the Serbian Journal of Electrical Engineering, pub. 2006. His theory comes extraordinarily close to a now popular conviction that great musicians “download” exceptional pieces in one sitting, or that artists receiving divine direction for their masterpieces.
  • Laser The laser is one of Tesla’s inventions that lends itself to both positive and negative innovations. Digital media and laser surgery granted, there is considerable push toward weaponry of staggering power using lasers. The British developed a laser dazzle capability as far back as 1982 and although it was deployed to the South Atlantic during the Falklands war, it was never used. MBDA’s German arm has been doing extensive work in the laser field for a while now. In a briefing with reporters in May, Raytheon executives said the first test firings could take place on land as early as 2018, followed later by firings at sea.
    The demonstration work could eventually lead to the Royal Navy and other services fielding a directed energy weapon. The US Navy fielded a laser weapon system for testing on board USS Ponce during a deployment to the Arabian Gulf starting 2014. 4
  • Wireless Communications and Limitless Free Energy J.P. Morgan backed Tesla with $150,000 to build a tower that would use the natural frequencies of our universe to transmit data, including a wide range of information communicated through images, voice messages, and text. This represented the world’s first wireless communications, but it also meant that aside from the cost of the tower itself, the universe was filled with free energy that could be utilized to form a world wide web connecting all people in all places, as well as allow people to harness the free energy around them. Essentially, the 0’s and 1’s of the universe are embedded in the fabric of existence for each of us to access as needed. Nikola Tesla was dedicated to empowering the individual to receive and transmit this data virtually free of charge. 3

Was Tesla a Savant?

Based on his autobiography, My Inventions, pub. 1919, Tesla experienced a multitude of odd, and deemed at the time, otherworldly capabilities. Stating that his deceased brother had experienced similar anomalies, Tesla (until the age of seventeen) recounted his growing ability to envision people, places, and things to exact specifications and likenesses, ultimately undergoing astral travel, in which he experienced whatever he wished. In adulthood, this became the foundation for his ability to invent in fullness his every conceptualization.

Today we are learning more and more about sound waves and their inherent power. Michael Tellinger is a researcher who has discovered in South Africa structures of ordinary-appearing ancient stones that produce various ringing tones when hit by an object. Like Tesla, he believes these tones could be harnessed in some way as to affect solid objects and the earth itself. In addition, certain ancient cathedrals and other structures such as Stonehenge embody tonal wave frequencies that are only now beginning to be understood. But Tesla, way before his time, envisioned electrical waves of definite pitches, comparing them to the vibrations of a tuning fork, and imagined all sorts of uses for them.

Lastly, Tesla once experienced a great flash of pure revelation which directly led to his famous coil invention, of which he said, “The greatest good will comes from technical improvements tending toward unification and harmony.”

The Public’s Need to Know

It is purported that government officials raided Tesla’s living quarters at the time of his death and confiscated all his notes, books, and papers, many of which contain unpublished ideas and plans for future inventions. If this is true, it can only be said that this deplorable act is part of a huge conspiracy to subvert any possibility of free energy becoming common place on our planet.

The release of Nikola Tesla’s technical and scientific research — perhaps thousands of other ideas and inventions that remain unreleased--specifically his research into harnessing electricity from the ionosphere is a necessary step toward true freedom of information and more importantly, free energy for all.


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