The Revenge of Nikola Tesla
The Revenge of Nikola Tesla
Most of what we do with electricity today comes from Nikola Tesla. People say that he was about 150 years ahead of his time. Some people like researching and discovering things more than anything else. Wikipedia says the following about Nikola Tesla:
Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Tesla started working in the telephony and electrical fields before emigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison.
His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla as a consultant to help develop a power system using alternating current.
He made a great deal of money from his hundreds of patents but it also cost him a fortune to do his experiments. You can spend a lot of time reading the article above. Here is a quicker and more fun reading article called Why Nikola Tesla was the Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived. This is a lot of fun reading.
Although it makes Edison out to be the bad guy but I did not see any mention about Edison using cocaine that was legal at that time. According to AlterNet:
In 1863, French chemist Angelo Mariani invented "Vin Mariani," a Bordeaux wine treated with coca leaves, the active ingredient of which is none other than cocaine. The ethanol content in the Bordeax could extract cocaine from the coca leaves in concentrations exceeding 7mg per fluid ounce of wine. Thomas Edison — the prolific American inventor and notorious insomniac (though perhaps not surprisingly) — was one of many people of the period known to regularly consume the cocaine-laced elixir.
Since Tesla could read and recite entire books, that means that he had a photographic memory. Tesla could speak 8 languages including English, French, German, Serbian, Czech, Latin and Hungarian.
Besides Edison, many people were not ready to receive what Tesla had to give them. Now here is a very interesting quote from the above webpage about what I am talking about:
Edison believed that fossil fuels were the future and that there were enough resources in South America to provide for the next 50,000 years. Tesla believed that renewable energy sources like hydroelectric, solar, and wind power were the future. This is remarkable because in the 1890s there was no such thing as "going green," so Tesla's ideas on conservation were very forward-thinking at the time.
This article also calls him a Tony Stark even though Tony Stark (Iron Man) is fictional. Now all this fits in with the rest of my article but I am going to discuss something else before coming back to this.
There are 2 different things. There is knowing and there is believing. When you believe something you are guessing but do not know. So it is better to know if you can. Now most major religions believe is something like a soul or spirit that does not die when the body dies.
If that is the case then that soul can do different things after the body dies including come back in another body. I have an article about Reincarnation with the research on it from 2 psychiatrists. But with this article I will focus on some very famous people including inventers. Benjamin Franklin is the one who discovered electricity making this all possible. He said:
Thus, finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other, always exist; and, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine, hoping, however, that the errata [mistakes] of the last may be corrected."
Now in yoga philosophy and Hinduism, the idea is that people incarnate to learn things that they need to learn, like from mistakes, and to work out unfinished business. Henry Ford, who invented his Ford model car said that he had worked on it for more than one lifetime. Cars will also come in at the third and final part of this article. Here is what Ford said to The San Francisco Examiner in 1928:
When I discovered reincarnation it was as if I had found a universal plan I realized that there was a chance to work out my ideas.
Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives.
Scientology, Dianetics and Reincarnation
L Ron Hubbard decided to do what psychology/psychiatry was trying to do but without drugs, electroshock or surgery which they believed and still believe are barbaric. Frontal lobotomies are now illegal. So they would find traumatic experiences in people's lives and work them out so they were no longer bothering the person subconsciously.
When someone dealt with all of these events, then he was said to be a clear. This was the ultimate state that a human being could ever attain. You can read all about this in the book Dianetics. Now please note that this is not about praising Dianetics. They did not believe in past lives. I was reading that they call it past lives not reincarnation.
Now when trying to find these traumatic events people would start to talk about something in a past life. But they would then change it since all of Westerners know that there is no such thing as reincarnation. Once when it happened with L Ron Hubbard, he decided to have some fun with this imaginary concoction. He let the guy talk about it as if it were real and they guy recovered more in this one session than in all the previous ones combined.
So they had to get rid of Dianetics since that was based on a person only having this lifetime and they changed it to Scientology. They also learned that a Clear was now more at risk at running into things that happened in past lives. note that my SpellCheck does not recognize the word Dianetics.
Now Back to Tesla's Revenge
In the movie Star Wars, Obie Wan Kenobe says "If you strike me down, I will come back with more power than ever before." Then Darth Vader strikes his robe with his light saber and the robe drops to the ground and Obie Wan disappears.
Now I have another article about the electric car company Tesla Motors and its CEO Elon Musk. It explains that Robert Downey Jr. did not know how a real billionaire genius would act since Tony Stark (Iron Man) is a fictitious character. So he and the producer interviewed Elon Musk. Earlier Musk started the company PayPal and sold it for over a billion dollars.
Nikola Tesla did not invent the electric motor that uses direct current (DC). But he did invent the induction motor that uses alternating current (AC). One webpage says that Tesla's AC induction motor is one of the 10 greatest discoveries.
Most electric cars use the electric motor but Tesla's Roadster and model C car both use a Three-phase AC induction motor. Now above I have that quote about Tesla wanting to use solar and wind to create electricity, not fossil fuel like the evil Thomas Edison
Besides Musk being the CEO of Tesla Motors (TSLA), he is also the CEO (now chairman of he Board) of the company started by his cousins called SolarCity (SCTY). This company installs solar panels on the roofs of people's houses and the people pay it off over time with the money that they save on electricity. Also this company builds the charging stations for the Tesla cars. It is free for people that have these cars and they are solar powered.
So Musk no longer cared about money after selling PayPal. He wants to save the planet by using sustainable energy. As far as Tesla's revenge, was Elon Musk Nikola Tesla in his past life? I guess we will never know that. This was written before the Gigafactory was imagined. Since Musk does not remember being Tesla, he did not know that he would be creating a huge gigafactory that could store and create electricity. Consumer Reports said that the Tesla model S is the best car ever and if not for the charging time, it would get a 110 (instead of 99) out of 100 since it tested off the charts.
Of course for this to be possible, Musk has to be born after Tesla died and that is the case. Musk is only 41 years old (Tesla died 70 years ago in 1943). When Musk was 13, he sold a computer game for $500. Also Musk is the CEO and CTO (chief technology officer) of SpaceX that has sent a rocket to the space station in 2012.
So Elon Musk is also a rocket scientist. Also he is alive during your lifetime so you get to witness what he does in time. Also just like Nikola Tesla, Elon Musk has a photographic memory that Albert Einstein did not have. Above Wikipedia says that Tesla was a physicist. Elon Musk went to University of Pennsylvania and got a Bachelor's degree in physics. Before this he got a bachelor's degree in business (economics) at Wharton School of UPenn. This is the number one business school in the country and billionaire Donald Trump (and Ivanka Trump) went there.
So the revenge is to come back and save the planet at the time when people are looking for green energy. Also success is revenge and unlike Tesla, Musk is a billionaire. Also I do not know how accurate that other article was about Tesla being celibate is whole life, but Musk has 2 beautiful wives (not at the same time) and 2 children. Although I do not know how much time he has for them now working 80 to 100 hours a week. Here is the article about 29 Reasons that Elon Musk is the most Badass CEO in America with lots of pictures.
New Update February 25, 2014
There will not be enough batteries to keep up with Tesla's demand for batteries. So Tesla will be (now is) building the biggest battery factory in the world. It is called a gigafactory, giga factory or giga-factory. So Tesla is no longer just a car company. It is also an energy company. It will be completely powered by solar cells and wind turbines built by them. Maybe they will build extra ones and create all the electricity of Nevada. They have already started building it and it is being helped by part owners of it-- Panasonic
Morgan Stanley raised its target price of Tesla from $153 a share to $320 a share. This is similar to Amazon.com. It started out as a book company but now it sells everything. Today Tesla stock closed at $248 a share. End of Update. See How Tesla Motors Stock is Like Amazon Stock with many new developments like the autonomous taxi system.