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[Infographic] Why Nikola Tesla is one of the greatest inventors ever!

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  1. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

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    I just came across this infographic about Nikola Tesla and all I have to say is WOW!
    I knew he was a great scientist (comparable to Einstein), but I honestly didn't know many of the things explained in the infographic.
    The most controversial topic I found was about Edison; if all of this is true, he really was a douchebag.
    What do you guys think?

    Source: Here
     
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  2. theconscience

    theconscience Regular Member

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    Yeah

    Watch the ancient aliens one TV program about Tesla that all these genii possibly were genetically enhanced or that they communicated with other intelligences or got info transmitted to them from higher intelligences
     
  3. nad999

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    I believe Edison did a great piece of marketing when he managed to sell electricity to people in NYC. Instead of paying for electricity, which was something new, people were paying for light hours which is something they were more accustomed to. I do not remember if he invented anything new but he is famous for building the first commercially viable light bulb (out of trial and error) and and having the first commercial electricity network. But I do think his method of proving AC as not viable using animals (amongst others) as being very unscientific which makes me wonder whether all his success was actually more due to his persistency. Which could really be true since he said something along the lines of "I have not failed but I found 1000 ways it won't work" in reference to his "invention" of the light bulb.

    As for Tesla, he is really one of those great scientists I look up to. He had revolutionary thinking with radio control and wireless electricity transmission. But he had one of those weird personalities, for example he used to count the number of beads in his plate, which had to be some fixed amount, before he ate.
     
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    Technology will be our downfall if we don't smarten up..
     
  5. KotBulion

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    Very doubtful infographic, because:
    First electric light bulb was invented in 1872 by Alexander Lodygin, first Radio in 1895 by Alexander Popov, first Radar was constructed in 1933 by Pavel Oshchepkov, first hydroelectric plant was built in 1878 by William Armstrong, first electric motor - in 1834 by Moritz von Jacobi.
    Tesla is a really great inventor and scientist, but Edison not such a douchebag as described in someone's infographic, imo.
     
  6. SeanAustin

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    Nah, Edison was kind of a credit stealing douche.
     
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    this has been a debate for years
     
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    Nice little read :)
     
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    proud to be serbian :)
     
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    I've watched many documentaries and read many articles about Nikola Tesla, and what I found interesting about that infographic was that it mentioned Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower, although the infographic erroneously stated that the reason that the idea was never shared was "probably because he was afraid of uninspired jackasses stealing his patents" (the infographic was clearly created for NT consumption).

    If I remember correctly, Nikola Tesla was a big proponent of "free energy" and he did begin construction on the Tesla Tower, but the project was scrapped after it was suspected of being used by German spies (or some other nonsense). However, some people believe this was a ploy by Edison to prevent Tesla from harming Edison's Illuminating electric company, which would have been rendered useless if free energy became a reality.

    Anyway, there are several documentaries on YouTube if you're interested in learning more about Nikola Tesla. His history and tribulations are quite fascinating, so I highly suggest watching them.
     
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  11. TeslaFan

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    I agree to bad everyone loves Edison so much
     
  12. vortez

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    Basically, Edison was a marketeer.

    He got some products, tweak them a little bit and then sell them:D
     
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    Nikola Tesla was a great scientist.
     
  14. ashishvyasxpu

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    That was deep !!!
     
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    interesting coincidence, i received a poorly composed, unusual spam email about Tesla around the time when this thread was started, ~10 hours ago
    i blame the illuminati lol

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    I saw this infographic years ago, it was published on Oatmeal
    Much better site and better resolution
     
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    I also saw the infographic a long time ago... Yes, it was a higher quality picture. :)
     
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    Not sure if anything posted on that infographic is true, looks like its made by tesla's grand grand grand.. child just to piss off edison's fanbase yo!
     
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    Disregarding the facts, I have a thing for great writing and that's some great fucking writing.

    I don't doubt Tesla was smart, but Tesla was nowhere near as smart as the infographic claims. Like getting electricity from rain, that's plain stupid. Not practical or useful by any means. The ionosphere does not produce that much electricity nor is water conductive enough to transfer it. You could use turbines but again, not practical.

    Spheres of electricity, again, what the fuck. That sounds the plasma balls you can buy and put your hands on.

    The earthquake machine was busted on Mythbusters. In fact, that was the point of the article where I realized that piece had nothing to do with science.

    The military has tried every trick in the book to create tectonic weapons. And when I say "every" I mean every. They set of 20 tons of H bombs both below and above land and sea. Tons of tests. Tried creating artificial tsunamis. They determined the amount of energy it would take to trigger a small sized Earthquake to be comparable to 280,000 tonnes of nuclear H bombs. And with that amount of bombs going off the Earthquake would be the last thing you'd need to worry about.

    Just the idea that you can use a little machine to move entire portions of EARTH... come on. Yes, I know you can trigger very small, unnoticeable "quakes" but these are artificial and nowhere close to the level of what mother nature does.

    Anyway, still an interesting read.