nikola tesla

nikolas tesla

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I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labour, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers. Every effort under compulsion demands a sacrifice of life-energy. I never paid such a price. On the contrary, I have thrived on my thoughts. – Nikola Tesla


imagine everyone wi something else to do.. ie: the thing you can’t not do


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Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.


Tesla went on to pursue his ideas of wireless lighting and electricity distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York and Colorado Springs, and made early (1893) pronouncements on the possibility of wireless communication with his devices.


Tesla was renowned for his achievements and showmanship, eventually earning him a reputation in popular culture as an archetypal “mad scientist”. His patents earned him a considerable amount of money, much of which was used to finance his own projects with varying degrees of success. He lived most of his life in a series of New York hotels, through his retirement. Tesla died on 7 January 1943. His work fell into relative obscurity after his death, but in 1960 the General Conference on Weights and Measures named the SI unit of magnetic flux density the tesla in his honor. There has been a resurgence in popular interest in Tesla since the 1990s


The History of Nikola Tesla – a Short Story

Nikola Tesla’s Life New Documentary Full


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seeing lots of controversy… need to watch the doc and take more of him in


tesla motors

Tesla Motors (often shortened to Tesla) is an American automaker and energy storage company co-founded by Elon Musk, Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning, JB Straubel and Ian Wright, and is based in Palo Alto, California. The company specializes in electric cars and their powertrain components and also produces battery charging equipment.


Tesla Motors is named after electrical engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla. The Tesla Roadster uses an AC motor descended directly from Nikola Tesla’s original 1882 design


WIRED (@WIRED) tweeted at 6:10 AM – 17 Jan 2017 :

Tesla’s not just building a car, but an entirely new kind of computer—and it’s poaching top Apple engineers to do it (

Building your own stuff lets you do things no one else can do, at a scale and cost no one else can achieve. That’s where the real advantage comes. So, yes, Tesla hired Chris Lattner because it wants to be more like Apple. But it also hired him because it wants to be something very different.


via ab convo.. mostly about edison/tesla ac/dc debate.. where edison tortured animals as counterpoint [].. and then too.. all the other things


“I want no vacation – no surcease from my labors. If people would select a life work compatible with their temperaments, the sum total of happiness would be immeasurably increased in the world,” Tesla revealed.

What were the most important ingredients of Tesla’s diet? He drank a lot of milk and water and took care of his stomach.

“Why overburden the bodies that serve us? I eat but two meals a day, and I avoid all acid-producing foods. Almost everyone eats too many peas and beans and other foods containing uric acid and other poisons. I partake liberally of fresh vegetablesfish and meat sparingly, and rarely. Fish is reputed as fine brain food, but has a very strong acid reaction, as it contains a great deal of phosphorus. Acidity is by far the worst enemy to fight off in old age.”

Tesla was known to drink a whiskeyevery day.

“I believe in plenty of exercise. I walk eight or ten miles every day, and never take a cab or other conveyances when I have the time to use leg power. I also exercise in my bath daily, for I think that this is of great importance. I take a warm bath, followed by a prolonged cold shower.”

Sleep? I scarcely ever sleep. I come of a long-lived family, but it is noted for its poor sleepers. I expect to match the records of my ancestors and live to be at least 100 (died at 86). My sleeplessness does not worry me. Sometimes I doze for an hour or so. Occasionally, however, once in a few months, I may sleep for four or five hours. Then I awaken virtually charged with energy, like a battery. Nothing can stop me after such a night. I feel great strength then. There is no doubt about it but that sleep is a restorer, a vitalizer, that it increases energy. But on the other hand, I do not think it is essential to one’s well being, particularly if one is habitually a poor sleeper.”

at 77:

” I have an excellent certificate of health. I never felt better in my life. I am energetic, strong, in full possession of all my mental facilities. In my prime I did not possess the energy I have today. And what is more, in solving my problems I use but a small part of the energy I possess, for I have learned how to conserve it. Because of my experience and knowledge gained through the years, my tasks are much lighter.”

“Contrary to general belief, work comes easier for older people if they are in good health, because they have learned through years of practice how to arrive at a given place by the shortest path.”


in steve silberman’s neurotribes:

223 – princes of the air

the curious fascination that many autistic people have for quantifiable data, highly organized systems and complex machines runs like a half hidden thread thru the fabric of autism research.. asperger may have been first clinician to notice that his patients’ imaginations occasionally anticipated development in science by decades..


if his prophecies were unusually accurate – it was because he befriended someone already living in the future: nikola tesla



whatever tesla was, the word typical didn’t descrie him..  eccentric genious ran in his family..  his older brother was  child prodigy who died when tesla spooked the horse he was riding, causing lifelong feelings of guilt..  he suffered ..what would likely now be diagnosed as epilepsy .. marked by visions of strong flashes of lights and elab hallucinations.. as a child..  he could be honest to a fault..

‘i needed no models, drawing, or experiments.. i could picture them all as real.. ‘ – tesla on his inventions.. much like temple grandin