Happy ‘Tesla Day’. Whatever that means. I celebrate that man each time I use a light switch to illuminate a room, cross the Columbia bridge and see Three Mile Island on the distant horizon, listen to beautiful music or hear the sound of my fiance’s voice over my wireless phone, appreciate the aesthetics of the Model S (along with the seemingly revolutionary act of Tesla Motors’ releasing their patents), and among much, much else, think about robots…specifically, imagining the data being sent via radio waves from our beacon of ingenuity amidst interstellar space, Voyager 1, as it communicates with its human creators.
Nikola Tesla runs your life. And he is deserving of far more than a simple “day.”
However, in remembrance, reflection, and respect, indulge in my archive o’ Tesla, revisit The Oatmeal’s notorious comic strips, “Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived” and “What it’s like to own a Tesla Model S”, and the most epic of all rap battles, Thomas Edison vs Nikola Tesla!
“It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.”
— Nikola Tesla