Our modern conveniences and technology result from slowly improving and innovating on endless amounts of designs and inventions from the past.
Current lighting results from improvements made to gas lamps, oil lamps, all the way back to wax candles. Human beings excel at using their resources to solve problems in new, more efficient ways.
Those of us who are the best at it are hailed as genius inventors. And few were more genius than Nikola Tesla.
Tesla is more than a car brand. He was a man responsible for inventions and ideas that reshaped the world as he lived in it.
Many of his inventions were not products of solutions for his time but for problems far, far into the future, which he could not see but assume to a frighteningly familiar degree.
Tesla is often claimed to be one of the greatest geniuses in history for his many ideas, and he was still coming up with new solutions to the future’s problems until his death.
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Tesla was born in what is today Croatia, formerly Serbia, in 1856.
He was studious as a boy and a young man, to the point where he overworked himself so hard that his college cut him off to keep him from dying during his semesters.
Eventually, he left for America and came to work at the Edison Machine Works, which he later abandoned to pursue his inventing in a less controlled environment.
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Tesla’s first foray into American industry was met with a mix of disappointment and dejection.
He initially entrusted his patents and ideas to a group of investors who pushed him out of the business side of things and ran the company for themselves.
Tesla was relegated to minimum wage work until the Westinghouse Electric Company took in the induction motor that ran on an alternating current and paid him handsomely for the designs he made.
They even paid his rent indefinitely 50 years later, up until his death, for his service.