Heralded for his design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system, Nikola Tesla is arguably one of the most underrated great minds of the 19th and 20th century. Other than being an inventor, Tesla was subsequently an amazing futurist. And it would appear that Tesla Motors agrees with this sentiment as well, as shown in this magnificent, tear-jerking commercial.
In fact, a lot of what we take for granted today were originally predicted by that of Tesla. Some he attempted to invent himself, while others remained locked in his mind and only briefly etched into the world through ink and paper. Smartphones as we know them today were predicted by Tesla, believe it or not, stating, “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, and the instruments through which we shall be able to do all of this, will fit in our vest pockets.”
While Tesla was a bit off regarding modern fashion, he was certainly spot on about modern communication devices. And so, too, was he about the revolutionary importance of alternative energies in opposition of both oil and coal. While we haven’t completely abandoned these fossil fuels just yet, globally, alternative energies are increasing in popularity, especially as they increase in efficiency and decrease in price. Let us hope that Tesla Motors helps lead the way towards a future of which can only give much-needed honor to the late Nikola Tesla. Here’s to a future to believe in!
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