In my opinion, Nikola Tesla is one of history’s greatest forgotten heroes. He revolutionised electricity and since his death was awarded with the invention of the radio as well as many other inventions within his lifetime, many of which are still in use today.
He was a man way ahead of his time and many of his ideas were considered far too radical by most of his peers, particularly in his research into radiant energy (an unlimited, clean and renewable energy source) which has since been proven to exist and has been tapped into, thanks to much of Nikola Tesla’s research over one hundred years ago.
In this letter it seems that Nikola Tesla, realising that the task at hand is too large for him alone, is trying to inspire people to help him on his journey to evolve ourselves through the technology we use. Due to the image of his famously huge tesla coil built in Colorado Springs in 1899, I can tell that this letter was at the peak of his career, prior to losing his financial support from J.P.Morgan (a tycoon in the energy market) in fear that Tesla was capable of allowing people to access free, unlimited energy.
It seems as though Tesla is going out on a limb here, offering his time and expertise to anyone who can contribute to this effort; this seems quite desperate for a man who throughout his life was full of so much confidence. It seems quite clear that he understood the fact that he alone could not change the world; he needed other people to support him.
He was absolutely dedicated to doing everything and anything to help mankind through the use of technology and in this letter we see he is attempting to seduce people into getting involved by offering to help perfect their own work as well as training them and sharing his knowledge and research (by this point he had already been accredited with the invention of AC electricity, induction motors, transformers and fluorescent lighting).
Unfortunately, Tesla’s funding was stopped by Morgan and he lost everything. He was then ostracised and all but forgotten by the scientific community despite being one of the greatest inventors in history.
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“The spread of civilization may be likened to a fire; First, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.”
Words can not express how incredible this man was.