Nikola Tesla statue to be unveiled in Palo Alto
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on Dec 6, 2013
A statue of the inventor of Nikola Tesla -- equipped with free Wi-Fi and a time capsule to be opened in 2043 -- is set to be unveiled in Palo Alto this Saturday, Dec. 7.
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posted Friday, December 6, 2013, 3:48 PM
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Posted by Miran Perhavec
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on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:33 am
I am the huge Tesla fan and I study Tesla's life and work for years now. I am writing on this board, although I am not from your neighborhood, not even from USA, but from Europe, Maribor, Slovenia (near to Croatia, where Tesla was born). Tesla has been living and working in our city (his first unofficial job) for almost half of the year, in 1878 - 1879.
Dear Dorrian Porter, I was amazed to find out about this project of yours. THANK YOU a thousand times for your amazing idea, inspiration and all you did for realization of this wonderful gesture.
I see above, there are so many nice words about Tesla and his work. But also so many totally wrong conceptions and statements, which shows nothing but lack of real knowledge of Tesla. To those, which see nothing in Tesla and ask himself, why to make a statue to such man, I would like to say the following:
Dear fellows. Here in Europe and my country, we all consider your town a kind of a technological center of the world, where knowledge and inventions are daily reality. By reading some of the above, very sad statements of yours, I realize a lots of you has really no idea about things you are talking about (luckily and obviously, there are also quite a lot of people among you, which knows much better and are well educated about Tesla). I don't blame you. It is not your fault, but PLEASE. . . We are not in the 19. century any more. You can read, you have access to internet and libraries, JUST READ AND THAN THINK WITH YOUR OWN HEAD. Therefore, I also would really like to urge all of you, including all citizens of USA, to read at least one book about Tesla (the best is to read e.g. biography of John J. O'Neill or Margaret Cheney, Mark Seifer, or books of Oliver Nichelson or Thomas Bearden (these are all and only some of your American biographers and writers who wrote about Tesla) or even auto biography by name "My inventions"). If you do that, I promise you that you are going to find out by yourself, that alternating current, AC generator, AC brushless motor, transformers, radio, wireless telegraph, remote control, HF lightening bulbs, X-rays, transmission of electricity on long distances etc., are only THE BEGINNING of work and accomplishments this man did. Alone AC generators, motors and related complete poly-phasic system of energy transmission on long distances, were enough for him to start the 2nd world industrial revolution, by himself - ALONE!! That is already enough to make him a statue or memorial in every civilized city of the planet.
But be prepared, if you decide to read about him, you are going to discover a whole, whole lot more and will remain speechless. If it would be by his choice, this world would have his wireless transmission of energy in whole planet and free energy for everyone, already 109 years ago. And there is still much, much more (dynamic theory of gravitation, flying disks, theory of ether which makes Einstein's theory of relativity to looks like a story for children).
Tesla has 297 officially registered patents in whole world (in 26 countries) of which the most (112) in the USA!!) and about 1000 inventions. But he wasn't only the inventor! First of all, he was the researcher, pioneer and great scientist, the biggest expert of nature and the biggest genius the planet ever have had. He is in fact much more important than Einstein, who is known all over the world, but who got recognition (pressed by politicians) he does not deserve.
So, you will find by yourself that he wasn't only the inventor, who gave us an amazing number of practical devices, which we use in our daily life, but that he left such a big scientific heritage and knowledge, which we should and could still use today. He said himself, that he has been living not for the present, but for the future (since he was at least 150 years ahead of his time!), because he knew, that he could in not way be understood in his life time.
Now his time is coming (as he predicted). The whole world should know about Tesla and the whole population should be grateful to this unbelievable man. You are lucky to had him in in the USA, where he spent 2/3 of his life time. The thing, he was the most proud of, was (ironically) the American citizenship, although, he belong to whole humanity.