Happy Birthday, Nikola Tesla! Born on July 10, 1856, in Smiljan (now Croatia), engineer, physicist, and futurist Nikola Tesla is among the most radical rule-breakers of science and is regarded by many as the greatest inventor in human history. His groundbreaking work paved the way for wireless communication and imprinted every electrical device we use today. But like all true geniuses, Tesla envisioned not only the practical applications of his inventions but the profound cultural shifts that any successful technology precipitates.
One of the most surprising, most obscure, yet most incisive of Tesla’s predictions peers into the future of society’s changing gender roles and considers how the advent of wireless technology would empower women, liberating us to develop our full intellectual potential repressed by the patriarchy for centuries.
Link 1 (brainpickings.org)
Link 2 (iflscience.com)
10 unusual facts about Nikola that you may not have known:
- Tesla was an environmentalist
- Tesla was born during a lightning storm
- Tesla was a humanist
- Tesla thought of wireless internet… in 1901
- Tesla had a strong capacity for memory
- The U.S. Government has classified Tesla’s stuff
- Tesla may have had obsessive compulsive behavior and insomnia
- Edison and Tesla were not arch-nemeses
- Tesla helped relieve renowned author Mark Twain of some… issues…
- You can get free Wi-Fi from Tesla