Frog's leg.Look up Luigi Galvani.
Tesla was one step better than that. He proposed a way to transmit power without the need for transmission cables.To me, one amazing thing about electricity, is that it is such an easy way to instantly transmit large amounts of energy from one location to another with high efficiency that can then be used to perform so many different functions.
So you have two wires (or maybe three) into your house that are a source of energy to do just about anything -- generate heat, generate rotary or linear motion, operate any type of electronic equipment, etc.
And, of course, there's all the remarkable things that electronic devices do, all running on electricity.
Hard to believe that just a couple centuries ago, electricity was just an interesting phenomenon, steam was the only way to generate mechanical powered motion, and all our information was carried by horseback and train.
He proposed a way that was and is scientifically impossible because he didn't believe in electromagnetic waves or modern physics. The problem wasn't corporations, it was fundamental science.Tesla was one step better than that. He proposed a way to transmit power without the need for transmission cables.
The problem was you couldn't monitor consumer usage and hence charge for it. The corporations couldn't agree to that.
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