Nikola Tesla’s Wireless Energy Dream Is Going Mainstream
Big things are happening in the world of wireless technology and power transmission. Here is TraderStef to break-down what it means for the future…
Wireless power technology recently became popular with its application in charging wireless-capable devices, (such as a smartphone) via a Powermat interface. There is one company currently building out a true wireless power supply without the need for an intermediary “pad,” which could develop into an investment opportunity of a lifetime if it or another company successfully launches an IPO, not to mention the upstream manufacturing interface components. I will get to that later.
The exploration of wireless power brings to mind a man made famous for attempting to build it first, Nikola Tesla. A great down-to-Earth source for detailed information about his life is available at the Nikola Tesla Museum, located in Belgrade, Serbia. In case you are too young, living under a rock, or born into a tribe that’s remote from civilization, here is a brief summary of Nikola’s good work on Earth.
Nikola was born in the Austrian Empire on the land now known as Croatia on July 10, 1856, and passed away on January 7, 1943, as a United States citizen. He was an engineering genius that invented the alternating current (AC) electric system. When he walked through Budapest City Park in 1882 watching the sunset and reciting verses from Goethe’s Foust, he discovered the principle for a rotating magnetic field with AC.
Einstein and Tesla pictured together in NJ, 1921 – Smithsonian
In late 1882, Nikola worked on repairing Thomas Edison’s DC power plants in Europe and spent time throughout France and Germany. In 1883, he built the world’s first commutator-free, three-phase induction motor in Strasbourg, and eventually patented it in the U.S. In 1884, he immigrated to the U.S. in search of support for his discoveries, and he continued the association with Thomas Edison for another year by working at the main factory in New York. After leaving Edison and the unsuccessful launch of his first company, Nikola was hired by George Westinghouse, who gave him his own lab and licensed a patent for the AC motor design. From 1888 to 1891, Nikola secured 36 patents. His U.S. citizenship was granted in 1891, and during that same year, he secured a patent for the resonant transformer, aka the famous Tesla coil.
A lesser-known project, but a most important event leading up to the launch of public power grids, was the first industrial-scale AC power plant. In 1889, Lucien Nunn, the owner of the Gold King Minein Telluride, Colorado, traveled to the east coast for a meeting with George Westinghouse. Thomas Edison had developed DC power, but DC was not as stable as AC power. Nunn needed a power source solution for his gold mine that could operate from a distance with the use of wired cables. Westinghouse purchased patents from Nikola for his AC power systems for $1 million and Nunn went on to build the world’s first industrial AC power plant, known as the Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant, which still operates and is currently owned by Xcel Energy.
In 1897, Nikola established the basis for modern radio technology and filed additional patents. That was his first step forward into the “wireless” domain. In 1899, he gained the financial backing from J.P. Morgan and began construction of a laboratory and the famous Wardenclyffe Tower for his World System of Wireless Transmission of Energy on Long Island, NY. Sometime around 1906, J.P. Morgan discontinued financing the project and Nikola redirected his efforts to further research and inventions in mechanical engineering.
Were all-powerful elite conspirators pulling strings in the background so that we peasants would not attain cheap energy? I will leave that search for factual evidence to you, dear reader. Keep in mind that J.P. Morgan fulfilled his contract with nothing in return after a $150k investment and a promise of 51% ownership in any wireless transmission patents. Nikola was paid to devise a way to send radio signals around the globe, not electricity. It was Guglielmo Marconi, a physicist, who successfully sent radio signals across the Atlantic Ocean in 1901. Marconi beat him to the punchline, and J.P. Morgan did the math.
It is likely that the next 20 years might be spent replacing the wires and batteries that enable our everyday life as wireless technology becomes more sophisticated and pervasive. With a 5G-network rollout, the growth of the Internet of Things, and over-the-air charging, technologies will eventually work together in a more interactive and connected way 5G is designed for.
Ossia is a company that specializes in line-of-sight wireless power transmission.
Another company I alluded to at the beginning of this article, and is more in tune with Nikola Tesla’s vision, is Viziv Technologies. Take note of all the military brass and military industrial complex insiders who are running the joint. They already have a functioning tower in Texas, and work in conjunction with Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative.
Tesla Technology Has Been Revived – Truthstream Media
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