KNOWING AND UNDERSTANDING THE MODERN WORLD TODAY AS WE LOOK BACK IN THE PAST
Many of us do probably appreciate the technological advancement of the 21st century. Today, the world is run and manipulated by computers, machines, and highly developed equipment. But have you ever wondered how this development all started?
In the world today, can you imagine a life without the use of smart phones, laptops, computer desktops, internet, and tablets? Do you think you can survive in a life without the presence of these things? Have you ever wondered how your world can turn upside down without these various types of technologies?
Well, if you think you cannot live a life without one, how much more if there is no presence of electricity? What if the entire world would lose its power and access to electricity? Do you think that you would still be needing the things that you cannot live with?
Everything in this world that is technologically advanced needs the power of electricity. With just a little problem at home, you would probably look for people who can take care and repair it immediately just like those from electricians in Kaneohe. These are just some of the circumstances when you long for the power of electricity.
A lot of people actually do not really care about how important electricity is for the world when they still have it. But once it is gone, people would surely miss the way how their lives turn around and evolve with its presence.
Let us look at the person behind the ideas on these technological advancements in the world today. Let me introduce you to Nikola Tesla.
Have you ever heard his name before? Have you ever found any significance on this name as you scroll or hover the internet and as you make use of the wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) of today?
Nikola Tesla has once said in his time, “All peoples everywhere should have free energy resources. Electrical power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive3 the world’s machinery without the need for coal, oil, or gas.” He gained a lot of controversies for his beliefs and visions in the world of technology. Many have tried to pull him down as his career as a scientist has grown. Many never believed in him most especially his first employer, Thomas Edison.
However today, we are using the visions of the person who was once labeled as the “mad scientist.” As you look around, many of the things that you are having benefits from are visualized and imagined by Nikola Tesla. He shared these peculiar ideas to the people before during his time, but he just became a laughing subject.
Before, he had a lot of great inventions that shaken and reverberated the world. He is most famous for his works on Alternating Current (AC), X-ray, wireless energy, and death ray.
Nikola Tesla, the father of high frequency and high voltage electricity have invented or discovered the Tesla coil in the year 1891. The tesla coil is actually the reason why you can watch television or listen to the radio. The power of these technologies is just a wonderful picture that we can see behind the power of Nikola Tesla’s Magnifying Transformer. This magnifying transformer can produce twelve million (12M) volts and can also produce a frequency equated to one hundred oscillations per second.
Furthermore, he also invented the first hydroelectric power found in Niagara Falls in the year 1895. His tesla coil is also used for other electric equipment.
On the other hand, here are some of his famous works, inventions, and discoveries that a lot of people surely can benefit from in the 21st century:
- Laser beam
- Fluorescent light
- Wireless transmission of electrical energy
- Remote control
- Wireless communications
Tesla also registered more than 700 patents all over the world. Some of the visions that he had were the electric power from the sea and solar energy. These are just some of the reasons why he was also declared and known as the father of the radio and the modern electrical transmission systems.
Over his hundreds of inventions and discoveries, a lot of people have tried to use them. But he did not care and he just allowed people to steal his ideas. However, what he just said was “I don’t care that they stole my ideas. What I care about is that they do not have an idea of their own.” Tesla was very famous for his wonderful inventions and his aim to give it for the people for free.
But no matter how good he was in the world of science and inventions, he died poor and alone in 1943. It is kind of ironic because he never got a proper credit for these inventions and discoveries, yet he never hated the people who stole his ideas. All he cared about was the for the sake of humanity and the benefits that they can get from his inventions.
Everything that we can see right now in terms of technology and advancements are brought to us by Nikola Tesla. He literally invented the modern world that we are living in right now. He wanted to make the world better. But do you ever wonder how can we give back to this famous inventor of all time? What we can give back at the very least is to know him well and recognize what he has done for the people. With his great ideas and his knowledge, he tried to make a better world for us and for the entire humanity.