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Nikola tesla

Tesla ' Project.
Electric power is everywhere
present in unlimited quantities
and can drive the world' s
machinery without the need
of coal, oil, gas, or any other
of the common fuels."
Nikola Tesla .
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#23 - KellyisAwesome (10/03/2012) [-]
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#51 - theJENK (10/03/2012) [-]
Ok, after reading through all the comments about how we don't have "Free energy" yet because of corporate greed, I'd like to clear something up. Energy has to come from somewhere. It cannot just be created out of nothing. Now, yes, there are cheaper, more sustainable methods for collecting energy for the public, like solar power and nuclear power, but to suggest that corporations are somehow hiding all the secrets of "free energy" because they would lose all their profits is nonsense. There will always need to be power companies. Even if the energy they are collecting is "free" like solar power, there will still need to be huge companies that maintain the power stations, power lines, solar panels, nuclear plants, hydro-generators, fuel cells, etc. They don't just run themselves. There will ALWAYS be electric bills. Running cars will ALWAYS cost money. The reason we're still so stuck on fossil fuels is because it is very expensive to CHANGE. It would require rebuilding all of the world's power plants, gas stations, cars, refineries, etc.    
   
TL;DR, energy can't be free, just more sustainable.
Ok, after reading through all the comments about how we don't have "Free energy" yet because of corporate greed, I'd like to clear something up. Energy has to come from somewhere. It cannot just be created out of nothing. Now, yes, there are cheaper, more sustainable methods for collecting energy for the public, like solar power and nuclear power, but to suggest that corporations are somehow hiding all the secrets of "free energy" because they would lose all their profits is nonsense. There will always need to be power companies. Even if the energy they are collecting is "free" like solar power, there will still need to be huge companies that maintain the power stations, power lines, solar panels, nuclear plants, hydro-generators, fuel cells, etc. They don't just run themselves. There will ALWAYS be electric bills. Running cars will ALWAYS cost money. The reason we're still so stuck on fossil fuels is because it is very expensive to CHANGE. It would require rebuilding all of the world's power plants, gas stations, cars, refineries, etc.

TL;DR, energy can't be free, just more sustainable.
User avatar #62 to #51 - thereverand (10/03/2012) [-]
No that is not true,There is energy to be harnessed from the Ionosphere.Tesla found a way to get the HUGE amount of energy from the Ionosphere and convert it with the help of his tower.He could have made energy free for all of us and sustainable for a very very long time.Instead we're fighting wars for fuels that are rapidly draining...such a sad fate,Tesla would've been disappointed.
User avatar #70 to #62 - frolacosta (10/03/2012) [-]
That's still just pulling energy from one place to another.

Harnessing energy from the Ionosphere is the same as harnessing energy from the Sun in the sense that a lot of energy is in one place and it moves to another.
All of that energy would still need to be stored, maintained and transferred around the world which costs a hell of a lot.
User avatar #77 to #70 - thereverand (10/03/2012) [-]
But the tower that Tesla was about to make would make the energy You need to login to view this link wouldn't need to be stored maintained or transferred,the tower was a huge generator of the energy from the Ionosphere,and I don't know how but he knew a way to make it wireless.
User avatar #78 to #77 - frolacosta (10/03/2012) [-]
Ah yes, I forgot about the whole wireless thing XD
My bad on that one
User avatar #81 to #78 - thereverand (10/03/2012) [-]
No problem,we're all here to learn,I still don't know how he managed to create something so amazing and so groundbreaking.He's my favorite Physicist of all time,he was a genius among geniuses..
User avatar #74 to #62 - hydraetis (10/03/2012) [-]
Assuming of course that we have the capability to build all of the **** he had. Which we don't.
#61 to #51 - John Cena (10/03/2012) [-]
tesla is still right. energy is everywhere, just needs to be harnessed. if you need imaginary quantities (monetary system) to distribute it properly (it is not properly distributed; there are more people without access to basics than with), you are doing things wrong. get rid of the monetary system which seems to be more constant to people's lives than the now-hated concept of 'god', or at least consider it.

it is not however the power companies' fault that we don't have energy. it's everyone's fault :)
User avatar #95 to #51 - slumberdonkey (10/03/2012) [-]
Right, they've had cars that can go 100mpg in europe for over 10 years and at Argonne National Laboratories (10 minutes from my house) they have cars going purely on hydrogen and the only emission is a little bit of water vapor. They would both be exceptionally expensive at first but the impact that it would have on saving our environment is pricelles.
User avatar #111 to #95 - mtandy (10/03/2012) [-]
Live in Porsgrunn in Norway, my dad's friends with one of the researchers working on the electrolytic cells that are being used with the hydrogen car project going on a Hydro here, already got a few driving around, set up hydrogen stations so they can travel around 140km in the area if I remember correctly. Really exciting to see it actually being put into effect.
#42 - John Cena (10/03/2012) [-]
His original notes, and schematics of Zero-Point Energy condensers are up for grabs on the Tor network. Costs about 80$ to build a generator that can power a whole ******* city, for up to 500 years before requiring maintenance.

Zero Point energy is known in Quantum Mechanics as form of energy that is universally present in infinite amounts. The only issue with using it, would be how you can convert it. Nikola Tesla's designs involved a special bell-shaped motor, that converts gravitational energy(The most common form of zero-point energy) into mechanical energy in the form of torque, which can THEN be transformed into electrical energy.

You can look up 'mythbusters anti-gravity' for a convenient demonstration. Those jackasses were paid to disprove the concept of a zero-point energy generator, by claiming it was something else that apparently didn't work. Keep this thumbed to the top to spread the word.
User avatar #76 to #42 - tonyri (10/03/2012) [-]
Nope, it breaks the laws of physics. You cannot harness Zero-Point Energy in any thermodynamic form without converting some sort of particle into something with a lower Zero-Point Energy.
User avatar #261 to #76 - Hamish (10/04/2012) [-]
Although the anon you are replying to is spouting a metric tonne of ******** , using the laws of thermodynamics as an argument against a quantum mechanical concept is illogical and does not work.

Matter and energy is created and destroyed constantly at the quantum level, even though as a universal average remains constant.
User avatar #276 to #261 - tonyri (10/04/2012) [-]
I'm just saying that we cannot convert quantum energy into thermodynamic energy.
User avatar #296 to #276 - Hamish (10/04/2012) [-]
trudat.
User avatar #143 to #76 - iloverapingmen (10/03/2012) [-]
^This.
#52 to #42 - hylebus (10/03/2012) [-]
And there we have Zero Point Module.
User avatar #83 to #52 - thirdasscheek (10/03/2012) [-]
i didn't realize that you had to make it out of wax
#4 - thejosa (10/03/2012) [-]
Tesla was a genius you cant understand the capacity his mind had , the wardenclyffe tower was supposed to give electricity to the whole world and was funded by J.P morgan until those bastards saw that there was no regulation and they were not going to be able to put a price on electricity basically tesla was going to give free energy, He was a genius btw thanks to him you have a radio,tv,laptop, and all those other devices you use since he created AC and upgraded edisons crappy DC.

Nikola Tesla Father of the 20th Century
#71 to #4 - jakeattack (10/03/2012) [-]
maybe its for the best something like that wasn't created. if it was funded by JP morgan then when tesla died then Morgan's wealthy family probably would have had control over it. then then they could have found a way for it to be regulated. but this time they would basically be able to have a monopoly on the entire power supply of the world and we would be their slaves
#75 to #71 - jakeattack (10/03/2012) [-]
the point is you need to be careful with that kind of power. not that we should stop looking for a solution to the energy crisis we really need one
User avatar #84 to #4 - brettyoke (10/03/2012) [-]
USE A ************* PERIOD! PLEASE!
User avatar #181 to #4 - illpooponyouforfun (10/03/2012) [-]
i like you
User avatar #5 to #4 - kerfufflemachtwo (10/03/2012) [-]
Also created fluorescent light bulbs. All because Edison was a complete dick to Tesla.
User avatar #6 to #4 - salts (10/03/2012) [-]
if it was that easy to create free electricity it would have been done by now..its slightly more complicated than you're letting on
User avatar #19 to #6 - whipptron (10/03/2012) [-]
The four people below me are silly and paranoid. speaking as an engineering student, free energy is not possible by any known means. that tower is not for and cannot generate electricity. it is for the wireless transmission of electricity. Which is, in fact completely possible... buuuuuuuuuuut High voltage power lines and transformer stations do the job much more efficiently.

So yeah, Tesla was a genius, but if you think that 'free energy' would be blocked by companies? you're an idiot. If energy was 'free' companies would still sell it for a price, and make 100% profit. as it is most energy companies make small margins since they have to pay for fuel and transportation of said fuel etc.

source: engineering student and common sense.
#25 to #19 - salts (10/03/2012) [-]
and you are completely correct in saying the people below you are silly you by far have the most intelligent response to my comment
#145 to #19 - hillbillypowpow ONLINE (10/03/2012) [-]
i don't think he meant free energy in the normal sense of not needing fuel, but literally. meaning people wouldn't have to pay for it
User avatar #225 to #145 - whipptron (10/04/2012) [-]
If the energy costs even one cent to make, someone, somewhere, sometime has to pay for it.
#289 to #19 - thejosa (10/04/2012) [-]
when i said free energy i meant it in the way that no paying, not free energy as in unlimited amount of energy. If you consider yourself and engineer then do research on some of the subjects it is your responsibility as an engineer student to show why we are engineers. As i have gone through most of Mr. Tesla's experiments as a way to inspire myself into creating a brighter future for generations to come. sadly the wardenclyffe is no more since it was destroyed.
ENGINEER STUDENT<-------- ty
User avatar #291 to #289 - whipptron (10/04/2012) [-]
Must be a freshman. Even is energy was completely unlimited, which it's not, the facilities to harness it would still cost money, the people who make the generators would still need salaries, and the generators themselves would have to be maintained. which costs money.

There is no such thing as free energy. the closest thing to 'free' energy that private citizens can use is solar panels, and that's not free either. A typical solar panel system costs between six and ten thousand dollars, and can only provide your electricity needs during daylight. Now the average household pays about 200 a month for energy. so installing a solar panel system makes very little sense for most people since a solar panel system would take between 30 and 50 MONTHS to pay for itself.

Energy is not free. it will never be free. If it costs even one cent to make, someone has to pay for it.

Good luck with your engineering studies. You'll learn alot about the real world.
#297 to #291 - John Cena (10/05/2012) [-]
not a freshman but good luck to you too, and about the world i have learned enough to know where we are heading. Now i would rather pay 1 cent, wouldn't you rather wish to pay 1 cent instead of 10?, even today generators need to be maintained not only from a single place but all over the world. and the facilities we have right now all over the world could probably be enough for the wardenclyffe since most of them are inefficient. Yeah energy is not free and it will never be, but we should get the most out of it to make efficient and reliable.
-thejosa-
User avatar #288 to #19 - toplica (10/04/2012) [-]
How much do the fuel companies make then?
User avatar #286 to #19 - toplica (10/04/2012) [-]
He had plans on using the rotation of the top soil in relation to layers deep beneath earth's crust as a super conductor which would have been used by the towers to transport essentially free energy to anyone with a copper wire and rod.
#26 to #19 - salts (10/03/2012) [-]
you shall see a statement at the beginning of my response  it is a flase one i thought you had posted this .....whoops
you shall see a statement at the beginning of my response it is a flase one i thought you had posted this .....whoops
#24 to #19 - salts (10/03/2012) [-]
yesh but you made it sound like it was free im aware that it is in possible to get free energy an im aware of the transfer of electricity through magnet coil thingys, sorry i have no idea what the correct terminology is... you can buy something similar to tesla's machine they charge phones and they are called power mats, and theoretically speaking if and i mean if there was such thing as free energy which there is not (although pulling it from the air waves via antennas is quite amazing if only we could get more then you know .. practically nothing) then while companies would charge for the use of there equipment i could see the customers circumventing the system and buying their own equipment if it suited them , i mean if your electricity needs are very high then investing in said equipment might be worth but the average person would probably never use that much electricity (this is assuming the equipment to generate this electricity is rather expensive) so the average person would probably go to the company with the cheapest free energy and this could start a price war and in the end the electricity would be dirt cheap...now i am no engineering student i am a biology student who knows a little bit about everything...however if my knowledge is here is completely inaccurate please feel free to correct me just you know be nice about it
User avatar #9 to #6 - novabird ONLINE (10/03/2012) [-]
actually greedy corporations would happily block people from building such machines simply because they wouldn't be able to profit from it and their energy sources would start to become unused, effectively collapsing the economy until equilibrium was found. i have been trying to design similar machines but so far most only recycle kinetic energy and reuse it by converting it into mechanical energy from a pendulum for rotating a free spooling set of thin solid aluminum wheels with magnets on them with a set of coils in the middle to collect the energy.
User avatar #12 to #6 - taokami ONLINE (10/03/2012) [-]
actually, it IS that easy, but as the saying goes, money makes the world go round.
User avatar #34 to #6 - Maroon (10/03/2012) [-]
Really? You think so? You think corporations would let go of the most profitable commodity in existence and make it free and unlimited for everyone?
User avatar #73 to #34 - defender (10/03/2012) [-]
So how are we going to pay all the people needed to keep everything working
User avatar #284 to #73 - Maroon (10/04/2012) [-]
I know... I never implied it should be free, I just said a company won't give up it's profit margin.
User avatar #285 to #284 - defender (10/04/2012) [-]
my bad mis-read your comment
User avatar #31 to #6 - toplica (10/03/2012) [-]
What jeffthespider said was spot on, but also youtube free energy or one of the zeitgiest movies or even the alex jones channel and there is proof of small portable free energy machines that the FBI enters labs without warrants destroys all the evidence and machinery and then pays off or intimidates the scientists to keep their mouths shut. If that doesn't work than theres always a convenient car accident or something.
User avatar #133 to #31 - salts (10/03/2012) [-]
the closest thing to free energy we have ever come to is cold fusion and for the most part it has turned out to be a lie...fusion on the other hand will provide cheap energy but the startup costs are enormous
User avatar #287 to #133 - toplica (10/04/2012) [-]
He had plans on using the rotation of the top soil in relation to layers deep beneath earth's crust as a super conductor which would have been used by the towers to transport essentially free energy to anyone with a copper wire and rod.

Also the raids are real, why would the FBI do it numerous times and take research of people doing experiments on machines that don't exist. The content of those labs are public and yet they have been raided. Also the machines in the zeitgeist documentary use multiple dimensions as a way to transport energy from one dimension to another, if it's not true blame the movie not me, just seems more suspicious than it does crazy
User avatar #131 to #31 - salts (10/03/2012) [-]
ha! conspiracies
User avatar #14 to #6 - superanonymouspers (10/03/2012) [-]
Greed halts all progress friend.

if you had somehow discovered a way to give out free energy but lacked the funding to do it there would be oil companies and such at your door trying to buy our your product and telling you to keep your mouth shut. They don't want their businesses to go under because someone found a better way to get around.
User avatar #148 - ILikeGreen (10/03/2012) [-]
I feel so bad for him. Dying alone, and unappreciated. Just wish he could see how much we appreciate him now.
User avatar #153 to #148 - eddiethead (10/03/2012) [-]
His story is really sad, he would've revolutionized the way our energy worked, but because companies couldn't profit off it, they didn't adopt it.
#146 - mankey (10/03/2012) [-]
Fire up the Eiffel Tower Tesla Coil!
#190 - thezyzogg (10/03/2012) [-]
"Beware of quotes taken off of the internet."

-Abraham Lincoln
User avatar #204 to #190 - AMTZ (10/03/2012) [-]
This was an actual quote by Tesla....
User avatar #236 to #204 - thezyzogg (10/04/2012) [-]
I find that difficult to believe. I haven't been able to find a reliable source for that quote. Unless you know of one.

But either way the quote seems to advocate for energy out of nothing, which has yet to be demonstrated and is not consistent with anything we know about energy.
User avatar #219 to #190 - instalation (10/04/2012) [-]
Yeah. Tesla was actually working on a tower that could provide unlimited and infinite energy to houses, but the guy who was funding it shot down the idea when he found out he couldn't make a profit on it. Good job CEO's.
User avatar #239 to #219 - mistressluna (10/04/2012) [-]
Actually the tower was for catching radio wavelengths and converting them to energy.
User avatar #243 to #239 - instalation (10/04/2012) [-]
And a thumb because I know now.
User avatar #242 to #239 - instalation (10/04/2012) [-]
I was almost right.
#238 to #219 - John Cena (10/04/2012) [-]
Except if you knew anything about thermodynamics you would know that's impossible.
User avatar #268 to #219 - fpsnoob (10/04/2012) [-]
Didn't Tesla work under a contract with Westinghouse, but he was costing them way too much money while the company was struggling, so he tore up the contract himself to avoid making the company go bankrupt? I don't have sauce for this info, but I'm pretty sure I remember hearing this from a History channel show on him.
#222 - CoolStoryBrosky ONLINE (10/04/2012) [-]
#119 - archiferd (10/03/2012) [-]
So... why don't we just do that, then?
User avatar #134 to #119 - TheMather ONLINE (10/03/2012) [-]
Because financial problems and Edison's constant attempts at hindering him first slowed down his development of alternating current, then stopped him from developing a large scale version of his coil for wireless transfer of electricity, which was how he intended it to be distributed for free.
In the picture you see the Wycliffe Tower, Tesla's attempt at transferring electricity wirelessly across the Atlantic ocean, it was never finished though, as he was forced to sell it to pay off a dept and it was subsequently demolished by the new owner.

Regardless of that, he still holds the record for transfer of wireless energy, as even attempts using lasers and solar panels fall short of what can be transfered across the electric field of a Tesla coil.
User avatar #163 to #134 - counteractive (10/03/2012) [-]
So why not expand on the research. With the tech and funding of today, wouldnt it be easier to develope? Especially with the increasing ammount of scientific and engineering grads?
User avatar #229 to #163 - TheMather ONLINE (10/04/2012) [-]
Because Tesla was unique.
In my opinion he was a genius on the scale of Leonardo daVinci and Galileo Galilei, the likes of which are rarely seen more than once every few centuries. Like them he was way ahead of his time, and his understanding of the fields of electronics, electrostatics, electromagnetics, etc. is so remarkable, the rest of us may not be able to fully understand his work for centuries.
User avatar #125 to #119 - enkmaster ONLINE (10/03/2012) [-]
Because Tesla overestimated the power of his coils.

Unless, that is, you believe that he succeeded in building a death ray and blew up Tunguska like he claimed. Then he was spot on in his estimate.
User avatar #128 to #125 - wheresthefudge (10/03/2012) [-]
He did build a death ray though. He killed a bird with it.
User avatar #129 to #128 - enkmaster ONLINE (10/03/2012) [-]
No, I mean he claimed that he had built a death ray capable of firing across the Atlantic and devastating anything he chose. This, and the seizure of his designs after his death, is why people think he blew up Tunguska.
#89 - valve (10/03/2012) [-]
Edison can shove a dildo up his ass for what he did to Tesla
#27 - John Cena (10/03/2012) [-]
Actually he was secretly a vampire and is still alive today. Check out the t.v. series Sanctuary if you don't know what I'm on about. And yes I do know it isn't real.
User avatar #30 to #27 - vampirecheese (10/03/2012) [-]
I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE
User avatar #38 to #30 - infernalinsolence (10/03/2012) [-]
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I LIKE YOU TOO.
Sanctuary is bloody perfect.
User avatar #294 to #38 - vampirecheese (10/04/2012) [-]
YES.
YOU.
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(no homo?)
User avatar #37 to #27 - infernalinsolence (10/03/2012) [-]
YES. YES
OH GOD YES.
YOU. I LIKE YOU.
User avatar #57 to #27 - abaraxus (10/03/2012) [-]
Wow, That's series I thought I watched alone.
#33 - corundum (10/03/2012) [-]
&lt;--- How Tesla died
<--- How Tesla died
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User avatar #149 - sirpants (10/03/2012) [-]
Tesla is a great man who doesn't get enough credit for all of the things that he has done for us
User avatar #123 - hipsophobadon (10/03/2012) [-]
Tesla-That one day I payed attention in school.
User avatar #151 to #123 - ivoryhammer (10/03/2012) [-]
Apparently you should've paid more attention in English class.
User avatar #156 to #151 - hipsophobadon (10/03/2012) [-]
dafuq is englsh i speek amurican?
#90 - jacksterlad (10/03/2012) [-]
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"penis ****** faggot"
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User avatar #231 to #226 - anthonyh (10/04/2012) [-]
so deep
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So Deep
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