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Nikola Tesla - Father of the Internet?


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Tesla wrote in 1900:


5) The Terrestrial Stationary Waves: This wonderful discovery, popularly explained, means that the Earth is responsive to electrical vibrations of definite pitch, just as a tuning fork to certain waves of sound. These particular electrical vibrations, capable of powerfully exciting the Globe, lend themselves to innumerable uses of great importance commercially and in many other respects. The "first World System" power plant can be put in operation in nine months. With this power plant, it will be practicable to attain electrical activities up to ten million horse-power and it is designed to serve for as many technical achievements as are possible without due expense. Among these are the following:


1) The inter-connection of existing telegraph exchanges or offices all over the world;


2) The establishment of a secret and non-interferable government telegraph



3) The inter-connection of all present telephone exchanges or offices around the Globe;


4) The universal distribution of general news by telegraph or telephone, in conjunction with the Press;


5) The establishment of such a "World System" of intelligence transmission for exclusive private use;


6) The inter-connection and operation of all stock tickers of the world;


7) The establishment of a World system -- of musical distribution, etc.;


8) The universal registration of time by cheap clocks indicating the hour with astronomical precision and requiring no attention whatever;


9) The world transmission of typed or hand-written characters, letters, checks, etc.;


10) The establishment of a universal marine service enabling the navigators of all ships to steer perfectly without compass, to determine the exact location, hour and speak; to prevent collisions and disasters, etc.;


11) The inauguration of a system of world printing on land and sea;


12) The world reproduction of photographic pictures and all kinds of drawings or records..."


There are many sources for information on Tesla. Google turns up nearly 1,000,000 results.



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