Free Electricity and Nikola Tesla's Dream




Nikola Tesla (see picture below) was a Serbian-American inventor and genius who pioneered in early electrical sciene. Many of Tesla's inventions have been incorporated into today's hi-tech world, including alternating current and cell phone towers. Though we don't realize it, he pre-dated Einstein and Bohr in describing the atom. He was one of the earliest forefathers of quantum physics. And when experimenting with telegeodynamics, he inadvertently caused an earthquake.


Nikola Tesla

Tesla's Dream

Nikola Tesla, at the press conference honoring his 77th birthday in 1933, said electrical power is present everywhere in unlimited quantities "and could drive the world's machinery without the need of coal, oil, gas, or any other fuels".

A reporter asked him if the sudden introduction of his system wouldn't upset the present economic system.

Tesla replied, "It is badly upset already."

Tesla dreamed of a world free from poverty, hunger, famine and drought. With practically unlimited power available, we can desalineate sea water to relieve people dying of thirst and make the desert bloom with corn and rice to feed them.

Tesla thought that energy and electricity are the keys to improving the quality of life for the billions of people on the planet. He understood that energy and electricity exist freely in nature. He invented a wireless magnifying transmitter, using the earth's geomagnetic pulse, to supply wireless electricity to homes and businesses.

Tesla's Struggle

 His rival inventors, Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, were less blessed by genius and more interested in the entrepreneurial side of things.  They wanted to developed the practical applications of electricity to capitalize on it.

They succeeded in squashing many of Tela's ideas and patents which would render obsolete their own technological developments before those developments had a chance to pay off.

The patent wars got mean.  The winner was the one with the most backing, the one who could carry on multiple lawsuits indefinitely.   It often wasn't Tesla, and that wasn't due to the relative merits of their ideas.

Electrostatic Energy

Static Electricity vs. Dynamic Electricity

Electrostatic energy is omnipresent in nature. One lightning bolt contains millions of volts--enough energy to power a major city for a year.

Why then, don't we harness and use this green, clean, infinitely renewable source of energy?

We were led to believe that the difficulty lies in converting static electricity to dynamic electricity, or moving current.

Working with some ideas from Tesla's free-energy receiver, in 1921, a German scientist and inventor named Hermann Plauson succeeded in obtaining several patents, including one in the US, for The Conversion of Atmospheric Energy.

For "Atmospheric Energy", read "Static Electricity". They are the same thing. "Atmospheric" was how they referred to "static" electricity at that time. In other words, electrostatic energy. Plauson invented a device which can convert static electricity to useable electric current. A spark-gap oscillator turns a static charge into dynamic energy. The transformer in his device steps down the vibrating high voltage to practical levels of power for heating, lighting, motors & etc.

Tesla in his Workshop

A Visionary--Before His Time

The patent wars drained Tesla of time and energy; he was tormented about peripheral legal matters and worried always about money to fund his research.

But he didn't stop. He was driven by his unique vision on how to benefit the world, and he knew he was closing in on the answers.

Tesla didn't stop, but he didn't exactly win, either. So many of his ideas were so far ahead of his time that he was often greeted with skepticism, or outright laughter. The general populace couldn't consider his ideas feasible, even though they worked and he could demonstrate them. Remember, electricity itself was a very new concept to these people at this time.

That's the reason I'm writing this blog now. So much of what I use today and that improves the quality of my life is a legacy, the results of efforts of genius from times past, whose work in their lifetimes went unrealized. It was only later on, when the ideas gained a wider acceptance, that the practical applications which I enjoy and take for granted today were developed.

So certain ideas, like the idea of free electricity, has to reach sort of a critical mass in people's minds before the idea gets used and the applications are developed.

I know there many challenges to surmount in building a practical Lightning Converter. I also know there are enough technological, engineering, and electrical science brains in this country to overcome any problem that may arise.

I'm doing what very little I can do to help by putting this blog out there, and hoping it gets read.

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scraw 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

Hello my fellow hubber, I love it when people write about Nikola Tesla. Not only have I learned a lot about his technology, but am experimenting with some of his ideas. The atmosphere can supply massive amounts of power. I have several hubs on free energy and will post more on magnetism and the aether later. Keep up the good work because we need more people promoting the man's wonderful ideas.

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thanks, Leann. Happy Holidays to you, as well!

leann2800 5 years ago

No, our fathers didn't...but I can ask all the right questions about your writing instead. I'll make a mental note to follow you even closer than I did before. Hope your having a wonderful holiday :)

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

They certainly would have, Leann. I think my dad would have been curious about everything, and ended up asking the right questions. I can picture it so clearly it's too bad it never happened.

leann2800 5 years ago

That's amazing Paradise! 7 awards! My dad would get along great with your dad :)

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Fascinating, Leann. My dad was involved with electronics and won 7 patent awards in his lifetime, as well. He would have LOVED to have known Tesla!

leann2800 5 years ago

Yes, Paradise. My Grandfather is mentioned in a biography of Tesla written in Yugoslavia. Grandpa was a reporter in the military at the time Tesla was working on early inventions. When he came back from the war, he was an electrician. My dad, uncles, and brothers have all followed in that field in some way or another:electricity hands on or through physics.

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thanks, leann. I'm really impressed with that bit of history. Your grandpa knew Tesla? Oh, my! Tesla is my all time science hero. I don't think there was anyone more dedicated, or more ahead of his time.

leann2800 5 years ago

My dad is a retired electrical specialist. Tesla is his hero. My grandfather worked with Tesla and Edison in Yugoslavia. I will have to show my dad your hub. He'd love it.

Wg Cdr Ashok Wadhone 5 years ago

Already Electric Scooters have hit the road. So much for the Green Environment.

Now Atmospheric electricity should be harnessed to have very clean wnvironment, All efforts must be made to tap this permanent, economical and clean energy source. if we do not, our future generarions may not pardon us.

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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Wonderful hub that spotlights an important issue. I too have often wondered why we don't use the free energy available. Maybe when the supply of oil finally runs out?

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thanks, Duchess. I wish Tesla got to finish his work, unmolested by Edison's patent wars. The benefit to mankind would be something we'd all be sharing today.

Duchess OBlunt 5 years ago

oh Well done Paradise7! It's a shame that greed so often wins out over the good of mankind isn't it?

You had some interesting facts in here that I did not know. This would be a great place to spend some of our research and development dollars.

Forwarding this one!

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Oh, yes, Tesla was very much ahead of his time, and way better than Edison as a scientist and inventor. Edison and he were rivals, and Edison played some very dirty tricks to try to suppress Tesla and monopolize electrical inventions through patent wars.

dkmayo 5 years ago

Great Hub. Tesla was truly ahead of his time. As I recall he received the contract for the light bulbs for the Chicago World's Fair and demonstrated how AC current could work. Up to this point it was Edison's DC current that was preferred.

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thanks, Sally!

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SallyTX 5 years ago from Only In Texas!

Fascinating! :)

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The Jet 5 years ago from The Bay

A sad case, really. Such a wonderful film. I think I'll watch it again soon.

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Yeah, Jet, I agree--Hugh was a great bad guy. You could see what motivated him and how appallingly far he went.

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The Jet 5 years ago from The Bay

True, but they usually do amazing jobs in movies. Hugh Jackman stood out in that film. Twas his best performance, in my opinion.

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

I agree, so much. And I thought both Christian Bale and Michael Caine did a wonderful job in the film!

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The Jet 5 years ago from The Bay

So do I. One of Chris Nolan's best films. And vastly underrated, I might add.

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Thanks, I appreciate the comment. I loved that movie, the prestige.

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The Jet 5 years ago from The Bay

The Prestige first exposed me to the awesomeness of Tesla. Cool hub.

Wing Commander(Retd) Ashok Wadhone Talegaon, India 5 years ago

On a second thought it occurs to me that Worldwide development of a Power Generator from Atmospheric source may be running into problems due to two factors - the factors serving as 'dampers'

Firstly, it involves investing large amount of money,usually by an investor - never too good at Physics, therefore not very sure about the possible success, but cash rich all the same - that too against stricter Patent Laws - lest there is unintential violation!!

Secondly, working with Atmospheric Electricity (Too high voltage, unpredictable in time), is always fraught with a fear, by an experimentor, conceren about one getting accidentally electricuted, even after taking adequate precautions(Tesla was too smart/lucky,even in those days, to escape such most likely accident)

There must be a standard drill, sort of SoP, in place, to handle such dangerous experiments.

Wing Commander ( Retd) Ashok Wadhone 5 years ago

The Tesla's idea has been bugging, in fact, haunting my mind since my childhood (Last 50 years).

I really wonder,why it has not been put into practice so far, and harnesses this God Given resource. especially, when we talk so much about environmental pollution, clean, need for Greener Power, Global Warming.....

Most of the other Non-conventional sources( Wind Power, Solar Power..) are capital intensive.

Tesla's idea appears much inexpensive and perennial and most importantly, CLEAN source of Power.

What is latest happening in the world over on this problem? Any taker???

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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York Author

This is great! A wonderful comment, packed with info, and I'm very impressed that you work in this field. Thank you!

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syzygyastro 6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada

Tesla worked for Edison for a while and when they had a stand off, Edison fired Tesla without paying him and declared that "It's the American way". Tesla was subsequently forced to dig ditches until he saved enough to start his researches again. After The Edison experience and when proved that AC was superior to DC, he worked for Westinghouse and together they build the hydroelectric plant at Niagara Falls. But it wasn't until his Colorado Springs experiments where he proved the wireless transmission of electrical power. Tesla's ideas are still the key to a green future. I've used some of his ideas for the concept of remote fueling of space vehicles.

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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York Author

Frogyfish, thank you so much for the comment. It's one of my earliest hubs, and it didn't get the traffic I wanted it to, I hope a person gets to read it who can really USE the never know...I researched a LOT about TESLA and firmly believe the answer is THERE!

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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

Excellent hub! And I'm delighted, for when I saw your title to come read, I thought of Tesla - and then saw your first paragraph. Yeah, we're smart together! :-) Keep putting out that info too, you are doing a great job.

pleacy 7 years ago

My name is Philip Blakeslee and I am the author of the Witchcult of of Longbranch my website is I am completing a new addition with the fourth chapter. In that chapter I'm going to bring a conclusion to the story and also bring Tesla into story line. I need to find out how one of Tesla's unknown inventions that could power a space vehicle preferably one of them about lightning or cosmic energy. You can contact me at my website any help would be much appreciated

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