I am willing to bet against that. Sure, on the scale you are talking about, I agree. But the woo-woos are looking for the elimination of power lines. And THAT is not going to happen.Funny thing is, Telsa will likely be vindicated on wireless energy transmission. It was all a matter of scale. First you buy the power, then you broadcast it to your laptop, cellphone, whatever.
I lost what little respect I had for Edison when I saw an old video in which his team did the "experiment" of electrocuting an elephant with AC power. He wanted to frighten people into thinking AC was too dangerous to use. If there is any justice, he is sitting in hell with 1 megaVolts DC connected across both his ankles, using tight saltwater-soaked electrode straps.As for Edison, ....
The more I learn about him, the more I dislike the man.
In any event, Edison was, and forever will be, wrong about DC. AC was the only way we could build a grid and transport electrical energy across the USA. Tesla HAD to win that one, just because he WAS right and Edison WAS wrong.
From Ford's point of view what Edison invented was much more valuable, a method for invention that was under a companies control. Nowdays an individual inventor creates a new idea he'll be fighting big business for it immediately, and will probably loose.And yet, Henry Ford was so star-eyed over him, he moved Edison's lab (lock, stock, and the tree outside) all the way to his museum in Michigan.
"The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones..." - Mark Antony - William Shakespeare's Julius CaesarAs for Edison, he was no inventor, no scientist. He was a good businessman, period. He was also arrogant and unlikeable. It had to be absolutely dreadful to work, behind the scenes, all for the glory of that walking anus. He invented almost nothing - he had a team of people working behind the scenes to produce 'his' inventions.
Unfortunately this happens all the time. Most great inventions and breakthroughs are made by lowly, broke, smart people, and they guy with the money takes the credit.
That is what Charles Steinmetz was known as when he worked for General Electric in his heyday.Although he seems to have a pretty impressive list of accomplishments, the "Wizard of Schenectady" is not a name I have ever run across.
MIT's Eric Giller has recently demonstrated wireless transmission of electrical power (commercialised as 'WiTricity'). Check out his demo at TED - he laudably credits Telsa within the first few minutes of the talkFirst, Thanks Kit! It's been bugging me for some time.
I am willing to bet against that. Sure, on the scale you are talking about, I agree. But the woo-woos are looking for the elimination of power lines. And THAT is not going to happen.
His approach has several issues, one of the biggies is directionality. I'd love to know the frequency he is using, separating magnetic only from electromagnetic fields (when generated from a tank circuit) is pretty difficult. I suspect he is radiating something, and if he is it is probably 13.57Mhz, that frequency being set aside by the FCC and other governments for uses like this.MIT's Eric Giller has recently demonstrated wireless transmission of electrical power (commercialised as 'WiTricity'). Check out his demo at TED - he laudably credits Telsa within the first few minutes of the talk
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