Tesla- The best kept secret of the 20th century

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  1. brennus Registered Member

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    Tesla and his Technology could have and should have brought humanity out of the dark ages. Capitalists like JP Morgan made sure there would be no world utopia and pulled the plug.
     
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  3. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    How? With what technology?
    And why do you think Tesla was "The best kept secret of the 20th century"?
    Have you seen the number of crank websites devoted to him?
     
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  5. brennus Registered Member

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    His inventions and ideas are just now getting utilized 100 years later. Some are still bing utilized 100 years later...I can not post links yet, but I wll soon enough.
     
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  7. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Yup those fancy, squirrelly, screwy, new light bulbs are pure Tesla.
     
  8. brennus Registered Member

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    You must mean

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  11. John99 Banned Banned

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    Did Tesla invent LED's?
     
  12. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Which ones?
     
  13. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    That doesn't equal popular knowledge...
     
  14. brennus Registered Member

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    Particle Beam Weaponry
     
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  15. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Tesla didn't do any work on particle beam weaponry.

    No?
    So who, if you're not counting several gazillion websites, is included in "popular knowledge"?
     
  16. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Bunch of websites doesn't necesserily equates being visited by millions. That's where the public knowledge comes from. If geeks among each other know about Tesla that doesn't mean that the man on the street also knows...
     
  17. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Supposedly wireless electricity transfer...
     
  18. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Quite. Which would put knowledge of Tesla on par with knowledge of, say, Edison, Hooke or Cockerill.
    To claim that Tesla was a "secret" is facile.
     
  19. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    You think so and would be wrong about Edison. I don't even know the other 2 guys.

    Homework: go out to the streets and ask people about Edison and Tesla. Post the statistics on it....

    The point of the OP was that Tesla should be WAY MORE famous. Eistein or Edison famous. Got it?
     
  20. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    That was my point.
    Most supposedly "deserving famous people" actually aren't.
    The average guy on the street has no more heard of Edison than Tesla or Hooke. Or Cockerill. Or Berners-Lee.
    (Actually Tesla's name is probably better known - even if only as "that guy who did the machine in The Prestige").

    And I reiterate.
    Why?

    Tesla's name is known to those with an "interest in that sort of thing". And, like most other inventors, doesn't even register to those that aren't.
     
  21. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Who has particle beam weaponry?

    What kind of particles are you talking about?
     
  22. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Why should Tesla be more famous? I guess the OP feels that he contributed way more to society, than what his fame shows. And he is probably right, Tesla is one of the less famous big investors.

    I guess underrated is another word. Like there are underrated musicians, there are also less known scientists...
     
  23. brennus Registered Member

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    Your kidding...right. I see he is still is a secret.
     

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