“An inventor’s endeavor is essentially lifesaving. Whether he harnesses forces, improves devices, or provides new comforts and conveniences, he is adding to the safety of our existence. He is also better qualified than the average individual to protect himself in peril, for he is observant and resourceful.” – Nikola Tesla
“Our first endeavors are purely instinctive prompting of an imagination vivid and undisciplined. As we grow older reason asserts itself and we become more and more systematic and designing. But those early impulses, though not immediately productive, are of the greatest moment and may shape our very destinies.” – Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla invented the 21st century and gave us all opportunity to live a more comfortable life. He changed the world for the benefit of humankind. This enthusiastic tall Serbian invented wireless communication, x-rays, alternating current, the modern electric motor, basic laser and radar technology, neon, robotics, and remote control and cellular technology; all over a century ago. He also contributed towards transportation and flight inventions as well as and modern warfare. While at peak of his glory, Tesla’s experiments were attended by people such as Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Stanford White, and John Muir. Furthermore, Nikola Tesla electrified the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and also together with his partner George Westinghouse, Tesla created the world’s first hydroelectric system at Niagara Falls. Moreover, Nikola wrote poetry and could speak six languages. He was a perfectionist and expressed himself through supreme discipline. His powerful ideas still exist today and his work is classified and used in most obscure projects.
We live in a world where everyone wants to get rich quickly and live at the speed of light which causes greater pollution and proves how careless human beings are. Just like Tesla I think of the whole world as my native land and I look at all humans with same respect and opportunity to accomplish achievements. Some of this is due to the ways I was raised, but some of this is also due to being inspired by Tesla who created inventions that would be useful to all humans. Tesla is also a person who inspired me to work on an invention that could provide people in Third World countries with clean drinking water. Everything Tesla did was for others, not just himself; and in the end it were the powerful and rich people who stopped some of his inventions at the time, because they wanted to profit from them, and not help improve the human kind. Although some of Tesla’s projects were not completed while he was alive, he taught of everyone many years in the future and therefore, he is remembered and is an inspiration for many.
“Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs, but the future for which I have really worked, is mine” – Nikola Tesla
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