Tesla : Master of Lightning

Nikola Tesla invented or developed many of the electrical technologies which form the basis of our technological civilization, including: alternating-current (AC) power transmission and electric motors; high-frequency (HF) communications, the basis for radio and television; neon lighting; remote radio-control; radio astronomy and X-rays. He was the man that developed the technology that electrified America and the world. Yet despite his great body of work he is a largely forgotten today.

But, his visionary genius and technical skill was countered by his lack of business acumen and eccentric personality. After dying penniless in 1943, his “missing papers” regarding the construction of a ‘death ray’ became the focus of international intrigue.

Tesla’s influence could still be felt in the latter part of the twentieth century. His research on particle beam weapons led to several American and Soviet military research programs, including the Strategic Defense Initiative, known as SDI or “Star Wars”. And maybe one day, late in the twenty-first century, his work may lead to advances in interstellar flight and take humanity to the stars.

Tesla : Master of Lightning

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