Smartphones And Wireless Communication Devices
"...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... A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket." — Tesla, 1926Pixabay
The Environmental Protection Agency
"The pollution of our beaches such as exists today around New York City will seem as unthinkable to our children and grandchildren as life without plumbing seems to us." — Tesla, 1935Pixabay
Education Over War
"It will be more glorious to fight against ignorance than to die on the field of battle. The discovery of a new scientific truth will be more important than the squabbles of diplomats." — Tesla, 1935Pixabay
Women Will Become Superior To Men
"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." — Tesla, 1926Pixabay
"The only method compatible with our notions of civilization and the race is to prevent the breeding of the unfit by sterilization and the deliberate guidance of the mating instinct." — Tesla, 1935Pixabay
Machines Will Replace Human Labor
"The solution of our problems does not lie in destroying but in mastering the machine...Innumerable activities still performed by human hands today will be performed by automatons...In the twenty-first century the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." — Tesla, 1935 Pixabay
Flying Machines Will Unite The Races
"..it will be effective politically by harmonizing international interests; it will create understanding instead of differences.” — Tesla, 1926Pixabay
News Will Be Delivered Wirelessly Each Day
"We shall be able to witness and hear events--the inauguration of a President, the playing of a world series game, the havoc of an earthquake or the terror of a battle--just as though we were present." — Tesla, 1926Pixabay
Water Will Supply Households With Power
"Such a source of power obtainable everywhere will solve many problems with which the human race is confronted. My alternating system has been the means of harnessing 30,000,000 horsepower of waterpower, and there are projects now going on all over the world which will eventually double that amount." — Tesla, 1926Pixabay
Wireless Energy Sources Will Revolutionize The World
"When the wireless transmission of power is made commercial, transport and transmission will be revolutionized. Already motion pictures have been transmitted by wireless over a short distance. Later the distance will be illimitable.." — Tesla, 1926Pixabay
Thoughts Will Be Photographed
"The objects imagined by a person would be clearly reflected on the screen as they are formed, and in this way every thought of the individual could be read. Our minds would then, indeed, be like open books.” — Tesla, 1933Pixabay
Nikola Tesla’s contributions to science and technology were so far reaching that many have regarded him as history’s most infamous mad scientist. The Croatian-born inventor lived from 1856 to 1943, but even then his work as an electrical engineer, physicist and inventor earned him a place among the greatest futurists in history.
What made Tesla all the more remarkable was the fact that, for him, existing technology didn't light the flame toward invention; rather, his own visions did.
According to several interviews with Tesla, these visions extended beyond invention alone, and included projections into the future. Just what did the mad scientist who died more than 70 years ago believe the future had in store for us? Let’s take a look.
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