While Edison did invent many machines, Tesla improved them and made them 1,000,000 times better. Also, Edison stole many of Tesla's ideas and passed them off has his own. while we should learn about Edison, we should learn much more about Tesla, the real genius who built the "backbone" of the 30th century.
There are some fools who say that if an invention or patent is stolen - it is theirs Well in that case - Teach Edison and Marconi in History class as they stole and are credited with Tesla's work.Teach Tesla in Science Class as the actual inventor. There really is no arguing against this unless you don't understand. Thinking it is OK to steal another's work and represent as your own is idiotic. Using examples that the invention you make for a company is the companies' - makes sense in today's world. Tesla was used specifically because he could do what no others could. The fraud Edison planned to take Tesla's work all along, that was his whole point for hiring him. There is more backstabbery in Tesla's career besides this.. And this does not make his inventions "theirs" - period. Unless of course you are a fool in which case you have no place in this discussion. One man is responsible for so many of today's taken-for-granted necessities... Nikola Tesla is a towering redwood tree and by comparison - Edison is a wilted sapling.
Nikola Tesla was inspired by his mother to invent great things to help the world. His inventions are lesser known as his own, and are claimed under different inventors. The microwave oven, the radio, and others that benefit today's way of life.
I am currently writing an essay on Tesla, and I am intrigued by the way his mind worked. I am writing one of my best essays yet, and I wish there was more information about Tesla so I could write more about his life. I am happy to know that people are so pumped about Tesla being taught in school.
Tesla should be taught, but the children should be taught about his accomplished works. Such as, Neon lights, AC, and Tesla Coils. But he alone did not create all the major items we still use, or items that others have improved. Tesla could a subject in many classes, he made many attributions to life as we know it.
We should expose Edison for the fraud he really is! Stealing is never the answer, we learn that in school you can't plagiarize, so why do we teach about the guy who did basically "plagiarize?"
Those other frauds stole his ideas and discredited him.
Although I believe that describing Marconi and Edison's behavior as "stealing" Tesla's ideas is a little too harsh, I do believe that Tesla should be taught about in schools. Scientists build new theories on the foundations of knowledge discovered by previous scientists. Learning about Tesla would help students to understand more about how science is always evolving, as new discoveries are made.
Tesla certainly deserves to be taught, and should receive credit for his work, even if Edison, Marconi and others later took his ideas. But, those people deserve credit, too, if, for nothing else, their marketing and their ability to bring their inventions to the masses. They all changed the world, and to erase any one would be a disservice.
Having an idea is one thing, but bringing it to action is another. Why does it have to be said that Marconi and Edison stole his idea? Maybe they just expanded on it. Tesla had an anti-social personality. He might have had good ideas, but did not have the ability to go beyond the idea.
The Tesla coil may be instrumental to the future of wireless power and electricity. It could truly modernize the way we transfer power from power plants to homes. This could eliminate the massive and aging infrastructure of the power grid. Tesla also created many other inventions which are only now being rediscovered by scientists and engineers.
I believe that tesla should be know about and taught in schools everywhere in the near future. Tesla has been hidden from the world and I think its time people have to know about him. Everything we have is mostly because of tesla. Schools should really start teaching the right and true things now and days and quit telling just half of the story.
Check registered patents and see the truth....Stop learning children lies in schools about Edison, the man who stole and copy all Tesla's inventions. Unfortunately the truth is deep buried because of big big economic interests=money certain groups of people and big companies who make big fortunes because of Tesla's work and inventions.
While thanks heaven more and more people know about Edison's and Marconi's thefts, or those that are done by Tesla's assistants, we'd also like to point to so called "Schumann Resonance". True, Schumann wasn't directly a thief but what he and his pupils "only calculated", was discovered by Tesla 50 years before them! During his tests in Colorado Springs, Tesla stated that planet Earth has a resonance and this resonance should be around 8 Hz. 50 years LATER Schumann indeed CONFIRMED that it's 7.83 Hz. Many argue that resonance value is not the same while measured at different places on Earth, which brings us back to Tesla again. For both reasons the Earth resonance is unjustly named Schumann Resonance. It should simply be TESLA RESONANCE. -- Greetings -- Voluntary Tesla Army.
When I went to school I was taught about Edison and Marconi as the poll is about. School also taught me about Tesla as the inventor of the induction motor and transformer, but the final word about Tesla was that he allegdedly went insane and died poor and alone with no supporters.
The truth about Tesla is that he could have offered the world so much more if he hadn't been suppressed and economically destroyed by the establishment. Kids in school must be made aware of this and teachers should go deeper than just giving him credit for the motor and transformer. Kids should be made aware of suppressed inventors and encouraged to do continue their research. Teach children to be curious and not to dismiss ideas that has been suppressed by the establishment.
Tesla made huge contributions through his inventions and it is outrageous that students only know who Edison is. Most people think that the AC electricity that lights their homes is something Edison is responsible for and this is a major error. They (students) need to learn the TRUE story of AC versus DC electricity. Tesla's AC electricity lights our homes and students need to know that. That's just the tip of the iceberg, but it's a place to begin. Teach the story of Niagara Falls and AC electricity.
Tesla invented the alternating current electric generator, transformers, and everything that made up the electrical grid we use today. When you go to an antique store, you may see an Edison phonograph or other Edison invention. When you plug anything into an outlet, turn on a light, use an electric fan, refrigerator, or anything that uses electrical current, you are using Tesla's invention. It is absolutely disgraceful that children are not taught this in school--and that the Smithsonian Institute has a bust of Edison--next to a model of Tesla's AC generator with Tesla's patent numbers!
There can be no doubt that, of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance. Not without reason said that man of wisdom, Buddha: "Ignorance is the greatest evil in the world." The friction which results from ignorance, and which is greatly increased owing to the numerous languages and nationalities, can be reduced only by the spread of knowledge and the unification of the heterogeneous elements of humanity. No effort could be better spent. But however ignorance may have retarded the onward movement of man in times past, it is certain that, nowadays, negative forces have become of greater importance. Among these there is one of far greater moment than any other. It is called organized warfare. When we consider the millions of individuals, often the ablest in mind and body, the flower of humanity, who are compelled to a life of inactivity and unproductiveness, the immense sums of money daily required for the maintenance of armies and war apparatus, representing ever so much of human energy, all the effort uselessly spent in the production of arms and implements of destruction, the loss of life and the fostering of a barbarous spirit, we are appalled at the inestimable loss to mankind which the existence of these deplorable conditions must involve. What can we do to combat best this great evil?
It is a shame people don't know about Tesla using all his invents. Such a big humanist too and he didn't work for money but for the people and for the future. He was also very modest person and always said he is just a medium and not an inventor. We should be grateful and show some respect.
Without him there would be no electricity Thomas Edison invented the light bulb how? Because of Nikola Steve jobs, bill gates invented great stuff and are very smart but without Nikola tesla there would be non no Xbox no apple no tv no sitcom no cars banks light printers toasters etc...
Nikola Tesla created the AC electrical system as it is currently deployed around the world and the distribution grid that supported it. He also created the means by which the power was generated.
He also laid the foundational technological basis from which other inventors created RADAR, Wireless transmissions and a hydraulic pump systems that are in use today with minor refinements.
The list is even longer but what is here should suffice to suggest that as an individual his presence and ideas formed a more than significant influence into how our society has evolved technologically in the modern age.
A few simple examples:
1. Alternating Current
4. Remote Control
5. Electric Motor
8. Wireless Communications
9. Limitless Free Energy
Its a disgrace not to teach budding minds about this great visionary when his work impacts on most of us every day.
Any country that supported this guy and used his inventioned for good, we might have even fricking had flying cars, flying fricking cars also known has hover cars, what the hell, he even had free frcking electricity freeeeeeee. Why aren't we teaching kids about nikola tesla instead, his one of the greatest smartest person who ever fricking lived better then any of our asses who lived off greed, he lived off his inventions,milk and crackers for sakes.
This must be taught in schools so our kids would have some knowledge of the real life and history and not of something that someone wants to not tell. English not my native language, but the time I dropped out of school and discovered great writers and books that has teached me way more and way better to understanding the purpose and meanings of life, and Tesla is one of those I would be glad someone would have taught me at school!
Tesla's work is based on his Dynamic Theory of Gravity and Energy, Frequency & Vibration. How many Watts is contained in a 2000 mile long, low frequency (1-2 hz), longitudinal surface wave? That travels 12,000 miles through the earth and returns to where it started? Electron Theory cannot explain that.
Most of the great things the we humans enjoy in our daily lives came from Tesla so why should he not be taught in schools ? I have read that others people like Edison or Marconi deserves to be taught too but where do learn about Tesla in school ? I myself never even knew about Tesla until i researched more in Edison's history and i was shocked that Tesla had never been mentioned.
Which I find to be a lie, for if the above statement was true then this form would have not existed. Given that Tesla is the true inventor that changed our world! If Tesla had never invented AC Power then most people today would not have the ability to get power. With the DC power solution the energy transmission media (Power lines) would have needed to be thicker and heavier then they are today. A city the size of New Your would have needed to have had twice as much copper for their Power lines then exist in the world. And that's only for one city! Think of all of the technology growth we have enjoyed over the past thirty years. Computers are faster, smaller, store more data and even are interconnected through out the world. All because we as a people have enough energy and that energy travels across grate distances to the places it needs to be. As well Tesla invented the principals and technologies behind voice transmissions. Principals which would be applied to data transmissions as well, coupled with the AC's system to transiting electrical signals greater distances, laid the foundation for the endless information flow which we enjoy though the internet today. Marconi, whom was credited with inventing radio was nothing more then a thief, who took Tesla's ideas and applied it to what we now know as radio. As for Tomas Edison his invention has been improved to the point that we now have lights that are further reaching in, longevity, power consumption, and lighting output, all while the wall out let in all of the houses today still have the exact same unchanged AC current which Tesla invented 134 years ago, and will to provide the world with power for many more years to come. If Tesla had been allowed to pursue his electrical theory for contentious free energy though the ionosphere, then and only then we would have realized his goals of true freedom of energy, instead of becoming a slave to those who keep energy for profit. Goals which we find ourselves struggling to achieve today. So if those who have changed our world are the ones we study about then we should be learning about Nikola Tesla.
Nikola Tesla was and will remain forever (in darkly hidden sight) a genius! Those people who took from him, those who I once admired and now only look down on with open disgust, who patented his work under their own names without a single shred of remorse or guilt towards the man they were so easily taking from will always remain simple opportunistic people with their only ‘creative invention’ being to take advantage of another man’s kindness to our world.
Nikola Tesla invented those things for ‘US’. Right now you may be talking on the phone, or reading this in a brightly lit room and totally disagreeing with me. But those simple objects you have … can you imagine what it would be like to lose them? If he had never of invented them? Sure I guess someone else could have, when, now, twenty-years from now. Those objects are luxuries which we overlook everyday because we are so used to seeing them.
Imagine if we weren’t used to them and they had only now been invented, although the simple rights of title and ownership lie in the hands of a thief, a well known one because of it. Would you really want to support that person to being taught to your children, have those luxuries tainted by greed and uncaring thoughtlessness?
If Tesla had been allowed we would live in a world where technology would have been far more advanced and the world a better place. The economy is very much based on oil & the Federal Reserve printing money, this has made certain people very wealthy and greedy. Tesla used his brain and talent and should have been rewarded for this. He wasn't after money but for the advancement of mankind. People like Edison and Marconi stole his ideas and used the ones they could to simply make money.
Nikola had so many ideas, so many inventions, that we was going to present to the world, most for no cost, but people that wanted more money and always want more took his genius for money, and we are presenting our kids with these thieves, and liars instead of the true genius. True Edison had his good ideas, but he did take a very good chunk from Tesla, I mean he even admitted it before he died
Most of our electrical distribution systems are based on Teslas work, he is also the inventor of radio control and the radio itself. He was misunderstood and far ahead of his time. Beside, he actually worked and designed the things he is credited with creating. Edison paid an army of workers to actualy invent the things he is credited with. Edison is a phony.
In the case of the radio, Tesla was demonstrating radio controlled devices at science fairs before Marconi demonstrated his radio. Even the patent office in 1943 upheld the decision that was initially made in 1903 that the patents used to develop the radio did not belong to Marconi and belonged to Tesla and other inventors. Tesla also worked with X-rays in his lab before they were first "discovered". Tesla also created light bulbs along with 10's of other scientists way before Edison. Edison was just able to commercialize it. Tesla isn't the only inventor to get his ideas stolen either. Albert Einstein worked in the patent office before creating his famous theories and a lot of his theories about light and the connection of space and time seemed to have come partially from patents that he had evaluated. Tesla was an incredible mind, just like other inventors who have had their ideas stolen. Tesla seems to be a cut above the rest, however.
Nikola Tesla, in his earlier years, worked under Edison. We see in todays world, when a researcher's inventions/discoveries/innovations are patented under the name of the research foundation or if the researcher is an employee, it is patented under the name of the company. Similarly, because Nikola worked for Edison, it is justified for Edison, to "steal" the glory i.e. patent the invention in Edison's name!
Children should be taught about Tesla and they are later on in high school when studying electromagnetism where "tesla" is a unit! But should Tesla's name be advocated in classroom for inventing the light bulb/electricity or other things, that are rightfully patented under someone else's name. NO!
I agree that Tesla should be mentioned in any curriculum of science or history. However, I do not think that that means Marconi and Edison should be left out of the curriculum. After all, Marconi and Edison played a very valuable role in spreading these important forms of technology. There was a progression of ideas, and all of these people were part of it.