On Wonder Wednesday I’d like to fill that sense of wonder you all have. If you’re anything like me you ponder on many things explainable as well as un-explainable. Here is the perfect place to talk about all of it! I will do my absolute best to shed some light on Wonders of the world, wonders of space exploration, quantum physics, conspiracy theories and much more! Let’s fill your Wednesday with wonder!
I’d like to dedicate my first Wednesday Post to a wonderful man, brilliant mind and one of my favorite people in history Nikola Tesla. He was and inventor, electrical engineer and one of the most amazing physicists in all of history. Born July 9th roughly midnight in the middle of a lightning storm his mother reportedly said “He will be a child of light.” It’s hard to believe how accurate she was! When Tesla died in 1943, the Office of Alien Property took all of his belongings they hadn’t left a trace. Most of his things were given to his family, and many were taken to the Tesla Museum in Belgrade. However, some documents still remain classified by the U.S. Government. Why do you think that is? I’ll give you a quick peek into the conspiracy theory end of what will be posted on Wednesdays. He built a 185-foot tower on Long Island, planning to suck electricity out of the air and send it through the earth. In 1917, the tower was torn down. Somebody blamed the government, who allegedly blamed the Germans who were supposedly using it as a spy tower. This all appears to have been a cover: Tesla was broke and his debtors wanted to salvage what they could from the wreckage. Seem a little fishy? A lot of other people think so too. One of the big theories of Tesla’s inventions is that the tower did work or that we was on the brink of it working when the government came to seize the plans and tear it down. The reason people think that’s what happened is because if he figured that out first off it would have discredited Thomas Edison who was a well respected man and second it would have eliminated the electric companies.
The thing I don’t get is why would the government seize the plans for the tower if it “didn’t work”? If there was nothing to fear why not give it to his family or better yet put it in the museum for other people to be inspired by his ideas and hopefully be able to complete his invention. Those plans are still classified today and for an obvious reason, he must have been on to something. I’m just filled with awe when I think of the accomplishments Tesla achieved. He truly was an incredible man and even conceived the modern-day smart phone in 1901 he just didn’t get around to building it.
What do you think this world would look like if Tesla’s tower did work? Would it be a good thing or a bad thing? Is it possible or impossible? Would the government claim ownership and still charge for electricity or not? Just some questions to think about. I hope you guys have an awesome rest of the day!