happy birthday to the inventor of the radio, alternating current, the entire concept and proof of wireless energy transfer- pretty much the very foundations of our modern age of electricity and telecommunication and the internets( with the help of manbearpig al gore of course)- nikola tesla! ( born july 10, 1856 in serbia, energy passed to a different plane january 7 1943.)
my icon - that's him of course, my main man.
what didn't he invent, i ask myself sometimes . his accomplishments(mostly unrecognized and radio that changed the world completely was credited to another man until after tesla's death)hit on xrays, particle beams, perhaps the first loudspeaker, the first awareness of the radiation in the cosmos (the very idea of cosmic rays and their effects on earth)- ok he invented the first fucking spark plug- radio controlled bombs, the first patent for associated with VTOL aircraft, the rudiments of radar, bladeless turbine, electric frigging cars...
upon his death the us government seized all his papers and effects under the premise he was an alien even though he was in fact an american citizen. he died poor alone and in debt despite his overwhelming contributions to the united states in particular( the a/c motor is the foundation of the second industrial revolution this country was in the forefront of) and humanity. in essence his inquiries and inventions are based in transference and communion- force in the universe and it's effects and how it can be used to benefit and even destroy humanity. it's as if the electric future, the true engine of our modern world, was focused down on one man who set it all free to become.i think we're only just getting what he was on about. his underlying premise that we can learn to harness the energy in the universe to drive all our machines is where we should be looking to to solve our alleged environmental and sustainable energy problems- a solution that al gore, the environazis and their pseudoscience and the half wits in the congress of the usa don't have the heart soul honesty and intelligence to understand or pursue. nikola tesla dreamed the future and made it so because he had to; it was within him. blessed by goddess so cursed and called mad by the pigs of mankind.
right about so much, a genius, he also believed the future was, had to be feminine to survive. we call this goddess worship, the oldest religion on earth.
"The life of the bee will be the life of our race, says Nikola Tesla, world-famed scientist.
'A NEW sex order is coming--with the female as superior. You will communicate instantly by simple vest-pocket equipment. Aircraft will travel the skies, unmanned, driven and guided by radio. Enormous power will be transmitted great distances without wires. Earthquakes will become more and more frequent. Temperate zones will turn frigid or torrid. And some of these awe-inspiring developments', says Tesla,' are not so very far off.'
'When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.'( fuck the dude invented the iphone and IM.)
Mr. Tesla regards the emergence of woman as one of the most profound portents for the future.
'It is clear to any trained observer,' he says, 'and even to the sociologically untrained, that a new attitude toward sex discrimination has come over the world through the centuries, receiving an abrupt stimulus just before and after the World War.'
'This struggle of the human female toward sex equality will end in a new sex order, with the female as superior. The modern woman, who anticipates in merely superficial phenomena the advancement of her sex, is but a surface symptom of something deeper and more potent fermenting in the bosom of the race.'
'It is not in the shallow physical imitation of men that women will assert first their equality and later their superiority, but in the awakening of the intellect of women.
'Through countless generations, from the very beginning, the social subservience of women resulted naturally in the partial atrophy or at least the hereditary suspension of mental qualities which we now know the female sex to be endowed with no less than men.'
The Queen is the Center of Life
'BUT the female mind has demonstrated a capacity for all the mental acquirements and achievements of men, and as generations ensue that capacity will be expanded; the average woman will be as well educated as the average man, and then better educated, for the dormant faculties of her brain will be stimulated to an activity that will be all the more intense and powerful because of centuries of repose. Woman will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress.'
'The acquisition of new fields of endeavor by women, their gradual usurpation of leadership, will dull and finally dissipate feminine sensibilities, will choke the maternal instinct, so that marriage and motherhood may become abhorrent and human civilization draw closer and closer to the perfect civilization of the bee.'
The significance of this lies in the principle dominating the economy of the bee--the most highly organized and intelligently coordinated system of any form of nonrational animal life--the all-governing supremacy of the instinct for immortality which makes divinity out of motherhood.
The center of all bee life is the queen. She dominates the hive, not through hereditary right, for any egg may be hatched into a reigning queen, but because she is the womb of this insect race.'
"When Woman is Boss: An interview with Nikola Tesla" by John B. Kennedy, Colliers, January 30, 1926
come join our insect nation. we hold the light even though you like to think you screwed us out of the patent.