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GMAN12
29th April 2013, 10:32 PM
From what I have read, he is a guy who created the Tesla coil (hence the name). He made all these devices straight from his mind before conceiving them in the physical world which is really good manifestation. He had 700 patents before he died as well. Tesla had a photographic memory and says he used to talk to people in his head and such. Who exactly was he? Seems like he wasn't just some normal person because he was also obsessed with electricity.

ButterflyWoman
30th April 2013, 05:20 AM
Tesla was definitely an eccentric. Very odd fellow, but very smart. His ability to visualise stuff is partly related to his high intelligence (this is one of the things they test on an IQ test, in fact), but, yes, visualisation skill is useful for deliberate creation (there are other ways to do it, as well, though).

How are we going to define "normal person" here? He wasn't ordinary, that's for sure. But what on earth is "normal" in this or any context? For him, it was entirely normal to be able to do the things he did, to speak the way he spoke, to invent the stuff he invented. Is it unusual to be creative in that way? Sure it is. If it was common, everyone would do it, and nobody would remark on it because everyone would be doing it. :)

Are you asking if he was some sort of wizard or something? I doubt he would have thought of himself that way. He was a geek, basically, in the same way that Leonardo da Vinci was a geek. It's just the way some people's brains are wired (and I say this as someone who knows and has known many, many geeks and nerds, being one myself). In his case, he was also highly intelligent, so the combination of the eccentric, geeky thought processes and the high intelligence resulted in a man who invented all manner of interesting and useful stuff. In fact, his obsession with electricity makes me wonder if he didn't have Asperger's Syndrome (a common geeky trait).

GMAN12
30th April 2013, 05:43 AM
I always wanted to know what he did. He must have had an extremely high IQ, probably surpassing 200. It makes me think how the heck a person could do this, yet he thought it was normal because he already had the "resources" as I might say. He must have asked for a good body back in heaven :)

ButterflyWoman
30th April 2013, 06:05 AM
I don't know that his IQ would have been unusually high. It might have been, but an IQ test is actually very biased and only measures certain things (mostly, it measures how well a person was likely to do in a formal education system of the era in which the IQ test was invented). So who knows what "measured" IQ he would have had. Or, for that matter, DaVinci or another extraordinary genius, Mozart (his genius was strictly musical; he was pretty hopeless in most other stuff).

In Tesla's case, it was the combination of intelligence, creative thought, and the burning desire to figure stuff out that made him extraordinary. How does that happen? Well, who knows. I tend to favour the idea that most of it is just the luck of the draw, plus having the life situation to allow you to actually carry out your ideas and thoughts. History has probably had and lost countless geniuses who never got to do much with their brilliance because they spent their lives working in a rice paddy or a coal mine or some dismal, early industrial factory and never had the opportunity to learn to read or write or acquire any of the other tools necessary to carry out something like a life of brilliant invention.

It does boggle the mind sometimes when you stop to think about it.

GMAN12
30th April 2013, 06:32 AM
I did in fact stop to think about it. It is amazing how fast technology is growing nowadays. Now we have phones, much more advanced wireless technology and a lot of different types of wires (lol). These must have been the ones who were lost. Their second chance. I guess we did have a lot of different people who could have made technology grow much faster, then again, we are limited in resources. If only they somehow they physically created a device that could get in touch with the river of ether. We would never run out of resources ever! I am pretty sure we all know how to do it but forgot. I mean I keep hearing about those yogis materializing things from the ether and such. Creating minds to get rid of their karma faster. That could lead to a crazy world and I am pretty sure it is a secret that is kept from minds that are egotistical in nature and possibly a reason for locking it up only until you reach a certain maturity. That is from my perspective.

ButterflyWoman
30th April 2013, 07:41 AM
It is amazing how fast technology is growing nowadays. Now we have phones, much more advanced wireless technology and a lot of different types of wires
My phone is more powerful and advanced than my first several computers. In fact, my husband's phone has a more powerful processor than my desktop machine. That boggles my mind sometimes.

My daughter, now eleven, asked me a few years ago about something or other and it led to a discussion about how mobile phones are very recent, and when I was younger, you didn't really have anything even remotely like that (okay, in the late nineties I had a pager, but that's pretty rudimentary). She asked me how you contacted people. I said, well, you didn't, unless you knew where they'd be and had the number of the place. And she asked what you did if they weren't there when you called, and I said, well, just have to wait until they are there. She was utterly aghast. She actually said, "How did people communicate?!" :)

DarkChylde
30th April 2013, 10:31 AM
on ancient aliens there were proposing that tesla was building a device that would generate portable electricity that obviated the need for cables and outlets and therefore was a sort of prototype for a "global energy grid" and the idea was "planted" in his mind to give humanity a jump start on technology amongst other such goals , because one doesn't simply come up with that sort of technology on their own without rhyme or reason.
Through whichever way tesla got about his creation process his work was very avant garde indeed for the time and place he was in and that leads to a lot of speculation.
I however take everything said on ancient aliens with a very large pinch of salt though.

LPCF
1st May 2013, 08:40 AM
It is worth noting that upon Tesla's passing over, the American authorities entered his home and removed all the notes for all his work. They were never returned.

GMAN12
1st May 2013, 06:53 PM
I wonder what else he had created at that time. I know that most of what he did was centralized on electricity. I wonder what information the government has on him and how they are using his technology. Also there was another guy a couple of decades ago who showed people about anti gravity. I heard it was so successful, the government decided to lock it up. Wonder what they are implementing it with. Makes me question why the American government is so powerful.

LPCF
2nd May 2013, 08:28 AM
A lot of good questions there!:)

eyeoneblack
2nd May 2013, 03:14 PM
on ancient aliens there were proposing that tesla was building a device that would generate portable electricity that obviated the need for cables and outlets and therefore was a sort of prototype for a "global energy grid" and the idea was "planted" in his mind to give humanity a jump start on technology amongst other such goals , because one doesn't simply come up with that sort of technology on their own without rhyme or reason.
Through whichever way tesla got about his creation process his work was very avant garde indeed for the time and place he was in and that leads to a lot of speculation.
I however take everything said on ancient aliens with a very large pinch of salt though.

This is what I hoped I'd find on this thread. My rudimentary understanding was that Tesla could transmit electricty without hardware, wires. It's fuzzy, but it seems history was going to promote Edison and alternating current, when Tesla had a much more elegant design using direct current.

Any further enlightenment on this issue would be appreciated. :confused:

Any engineers out there? Not likely, I guess. The stuff we talk about isn't really fodder for enginering minds. :lol: Assuming that my brother, a chemical engineer, is typical of engineers in general.

barnowl
7th June 2013, 02:27 PM
I'll have to find this information, as it's been a long time, but I found this very interesting. His protege or apprentice or whatever (who was suspected as being his illegitimate child) wrote a book about Tesla which is super hard to find (I think it's on amazon used for a few hundred dollars, though the text is online too). Anyways, he claims that Tesla would constantly talk about his contact with ETs and how they taught him a lot of the science he developed. I'll have to track it down after work because it's super interesting. Supposedly this started after he began trying to develop a radio system that would be able to talk to the "people on Mars".

barnowl
7th June 2013, 02:28 PM
Ah! Here we go!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teslascope


The claim that Tesla created a device called a “Teslascope” grew out of Arthur H. Matthews (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Arthur_H._Matthews&action=edit&redlink=1)' 1970 book, "The Wall of Light: Nikola Tesla and the Venusian space ship, the X-12" (OCLC 2094500).[5] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teslascope#cite_note-5) Matthews, who had apprenticed under Tesla at the turn of 20th the century and worked for him until Tesla's death in 1943, wrote that Tesla had designed it in order to communicate with extraterrestrial beings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraterrestrials). Matthews made other more extravagant claims, such as Tesla having been born on Venus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus). This was supposedly told to him by "Venusians" who he said had visited him at his home in Lac Beauport, Quebec, Canada. Matthews also claimed that he built a model of a Teslascope in 1947 after Tesla’s death and operated it successfully, although it is hard to verify this claim since Matthews left unclear documentation of his work.[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teslascope#cite_note-border-3) Asked about the whereabouts of the Teslascope back in 1974, Matthews said a crew from the Royal Academy of Denmark came to take possession of the Teslascope.[6] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teslascope#cite_note-6)[

barnowl
7th June 2013, 02:31 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla


At his lab, Tesla observed unusual signals from his receiver (which he interpreted as 1—2—3—4), which he later believed were extraterrestrial (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraterrestrial_life) radio wave communications coming from Mars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars). The signals were substantially different from the signals those that he had noted from noise of storms and the earth.[111] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla#cite_note-111) Specifically, he later recalled that the signals appeared in groups of one, two, three, and four clicks together.Tesla was highly criticized upon revealing his finding.[22] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla#cite_note-teslauniverse4-22) Tesla had mentioned that he thought his inventions could be used to talk with other planets. It is debatable what type of signals Tesla received or whether he picked up anything at all. Research has suggested that Tesla may have had a misunderstanding of the new technology he was working with, or that the signals Tesla observed may have been from a non-terrestrial natural radio source such as the Jovian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter) plasma torus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter%27s_magnetosphere) signals.[112] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla#cite_note-112) Other sources hypothesize that he may have intercepted Marconi's European experiments—in December 1901, Marconi successfully transmitted the letter S (dot/dot/dot, the same three impulses that Tesla claimed to have received from outer space while at Colorado in 1899) from Poldhu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poldhu), England (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England) to Signal Hill (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_Hill_%28Newfoundland_and_Labrador%29), Newfoundland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfoundland_and_Labrador) (now part of Canada)—or signals from another experimenter in wireless transmission.