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#35 - shadowstepone ONLINE
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(08/24/2013) [-]
you know, while the idea is nice, if his concept for the power grid had gone through we'd either have to pay for power as a collective or switch to this system, because at the time electricity was so cheap that people could basically call it free. His system seemed nice, but now power costs so much more that trying to use alternating currents would mean that no one could afford it. Also, on a side note, it is the most inefficient system of transferring power imaginable, other than maybe clockwork gears.
#40 to #35 - carneymaster
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(08/24/2013) [-]
troll or stupid?
#43 to #40 - shadowstepone ONLINE
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(08/24/2013) [-]
do you realise that power isn't free, and someone would have to pay for it either way?
#44 to #43 - carneymaster
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(08/24/2013) [-]
what i mean is, you said that, "now power costs so much more that trying to use Alternating currents would mean that no one could afford it." We do use AC power. If not stupid, what are you talking about? Defend yourself!
#45 to #44 - shadowstepone ONLINE
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(08/24/2013) [-]
sorry, i meant direct current. i always mix the two up, my bad.
#49 to #45 - angelusprimus
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(08/24/2013) [-]
DC isn't his he actually fought a trade war to make AC dominating current. And we use DC too.
We use AC to transport energy and then DC to use it in most cases.

And again, it has nothing to do with this content. In this content its talked about Tesla's attempt (some say sucessful some say no) to generate electicity directly from earth's magnetic field, and then distribute it wirelessly for free.
#52 to #49 - shadowstepone ONLINE
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(08/24/2013) [-]
well, wirelessly transmitting power would be highly inefficient no matter what.
#53 to #52 - angelusprimus
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(08/24/2013) [-]
But if you are generating it for basically nothing, in a renewable way that uses no fuel, and you don't have to build long expencive power lines so almost no maintainiance fees.
Country could build the infrastructure, then create a tiny electricity tax. say dollar a person 10 dollars a buisness. And there would be enough energy for everyone and everything.
Imagine what effects it would have on economy if transport, manufacture, living and agriculture energy costs go down to zero.
#63 to #53 - shadowstepone ONLINE
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(08/24/2013) [-]
nonetheless, we have no evidence that his method worked, and he was rather insane in the later years.
#46 to #45 - carneymaster
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(08/24/2013) [-]
I rescind my aforementioned accusation of stupid and the downthumb. Explanation makes sense in context. I dont know why i am talking in this manner.
#47 to #46 - shadowstepone ONLINE
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(08/24/2013) [-]
no problem, it's always nice to know someone actually reads my comments
#150 - zorororonoa
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(08/24/2013) [-]
#125 - dehfurk
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(08/24/2013) [-]
If a man came back from the future with only good intentions and the progression of human kind, it would be his present day peers that will bring him down.
#132 to #125 - redstonealchemist
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(08/24/2013) [-]
i'd go back to implore tesla to write down his idea for his free energy machine, return to the present with it, release the information for free online and make it go viral, build his idea and name it after him
#83 - Wtfinstein
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(08/24/2013) [-]
He kind of looks like James Franco. Anyone agree?
#95 to #83 - triggathepirate
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(08/24/2013) [-]
Is this a new trend or something?   
Why is everyone saying everyone looks like james franco? Next you'll say this looks like him.
Is this a new trend or something?
Why is everyone saying everyone looks like james franco? Next you'll say this looks like him.
#97 to #95 - orrella
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(08/24/2013) [-]
wow who is the guy in that gif? He looks just like nikola tesla
#114 to #97 - kevandre
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(08/24/2013) [-]
It's David Bowie
#151 to #83 - zorororonoa
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(08/24/2013) [-]
uhhh...no
#156 - rockamekishiko
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(08/24/2013) [-]
i used to rage in high school when they always talked about Edison and no one even knew who Tesla was...
#154 - Shisa
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(08/24/2013) [-]
Drunk history anybody.?
#129 - redstonealchemist
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(08/24/2013) [-]
hundreds of women literally wanted his D, but he refused each and every single one politely basically saying that it would be a distraction from his first, last and only love: science.
also using his idea, if we manage to get a system that can use Dark Energy as a power source, wi will literally have infinite free energy.
btw the sun smothers the earth in 7.5 petawatts of energy each and every single day... it will take 0.004 petawatts of energy and dark energy each to get from Sol to Alpha Centauri in one day.
#134 to #129 - tranminh
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(08/24/2013) [-]
By the time we even come close to that type of scientific advancement we probably would have nuked ourselves
#137 to #134 - redstonealchemist
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(08/24/2013) [-]
we have already.
years ago the man who wrote The Time Machine, War of the Worlds and many more amazing stories not only predicted the invention of the nuclear bomb, but also laid the path to its invention. Hiroshima was bombed a year before he died, he wanted his epitaph to read "God damn you all; I told you so"with as much bitterness as biting into a fresh lemon just before you down a pint of guinness
#170 to #137 - tranminh
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(08/24/2013) [-]
you should take a lesson from wells, it helps to be a realist with idealistic tendencies, rather than a blind idealist. The first nation to conquer the areas around Earth will control the world, much like Romans who mastered land conquest, the British who controlled the seas, and the Allied forces of WW2 who won the airspace.

Humans are selfish creatures.
#176 to #170 - redstonealchemist
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(08/24/2013) [-]
if it wasn't for the basic fact that i get money for being disabled, i wouldn't ever call myself human and i often joke about it being an insult in my eyes
#136 to #129 - dedaluminus
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(08/24/2013) [-]
His first love was science. His second was pigeons.
#128 - yeagerduncan
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(08/24/2013) [-]
who knew Tesla was Aidan Gillen (littlefinger)
#120 - xoyv
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(08/24/2013) [-]
...but if we started giving power away for free, then we would have to start giving away everything else
#147 to #120 - catburglarpenis
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(08/24/2013) [-]
Yeah just like most European nations offer free healthcare and education and so does everybody else in the world... Wait...
#122 to #120 - zethyrr
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(08/24/2013) [-]
and assholes like you are the reason people like him get offed or otherwise ruined
#123 to #120 - sabcy
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(08/24/2013) [-]
HMMMMMMM... I don't maybe that's the ******* point?
#126 to #120 - redrex
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(08/24/2013) [-]
not at all
#119 - scg
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(08/24/2013) [-]
goddam edison jacked from tesla the apple of eden and gave it to hitler
#66 - nextweekisthefries
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(08/24/2013) [-]
Anyone else play Dark Void? ****** gets stabbed
#186 - anon
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(08/25/2013) [-]
If I were to invent a time machine, I would head back to his time. I would set up to meet him in some way, nothing really obvious, no chasing him in the street, shouting his name, just arrange to meet him 'coincidentally'. I would place a hand on his shoulder and say "Regardless of what happens when you leave this mortal coil, many, many years from now, you shall be remembered...your name will always be remembered."
#161 - klokwork
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(08/24/2013) [-]
People chose Edison to power the world because they could market his idea. Telsa'
s ideas couldn't easily be sold to the masses. It's a conspiracy
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#153 - mrpootkins
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(08/24/2013) [-]
No.
-A.E.P.
#135 - dedaluminus
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(08/24/2013) [-]
I'm glad Tesla didn't get to build his free energy for all machine.

No, seriously. This isn't about "hurr durr capitalism" or anything like that. It would have been revolutionary and incredible, and completely reshaped human civilization as we know it. However, can you imagine the amount of power that, say, New York uses on a daily basis flying through the air from one device to another? I have a feeling there would be incredible amounts of cancer. And once that was found out, we'd either have to keep all getting cancer for a while or turn the power off until we'd built a wired infrastructure.
#140 to #135 - abitur
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(08/24/2013) [-]
How does electricity cause cancer?
#142 to #140 - dedaluminus
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(08/24/2013) [-]
Radio is electrical impulses flying through the air at very low power. Being within a radio transmission area increases the radiation you absorb by a very tiny amount. But if all the power in the world were to be transmitted wirelessly, the increase in background radiation would be anything but tiny.
#164 to #142 - MudkipTomislav
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(08/24/2013) [-]
How is it any different from the Sun? We probably wouldn't be able to build a radio strong enough to match what you absorb from the Sun on a clear day.
#169 to #164 - dedaluminus
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(08/24/2013) [-]
***** I don't think you understand how much power we're talking about here

no, it wouldn't match the sun, but that's because we're not trying to compete with a nuclear furnace here. I'm saying that if living near a radio transmitter increases the amount of radiation you absorb by .01% daily, having the power consumption of a major city transmitted through the area you live as free floating energy would increase it by like 10%, in addition to causing all sorts of interesting electromagnetic disturbances. For one thing, I don't think wi-fi or cellphones would work too well, considering my wi-fi drops every time someone makes microwave nachos.
#130 - anon
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(08/24/2013) [-]
Wasnt his wireless power transmission just kind of ******?
#101 - departed
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(08/24/2013) [-]
If Tesla had his way we probably wouldn't even need to plug stuff in, because it would travel through the air...
#144 to #101 - yorker
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(08/24/2013) [-]
We'd all have super frizzy hair
#155 to #144 - departed
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(08/24/2013) [-]
If everyone had frizzy hair, it would become normal and we would adapt to it and, after awhile, find it attractive.
#168 to #155 - yorker
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(08/24/2013) [-]
That'd be pretty cool.
#18 - anon
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(08/23/2013) [-]
So some of you may not really care what so ever, but i'm in an IB progam (long story short i have to do a 4k word research paper) and the one thing that i found out was that not only was this dude awesome, a chick magnet (though he didnt touch them) and what not...coolest thing? he was inspired to create the AC induction motor.....after petting his cat....at age 4