Nikola Tesla was born on the 10th of July, 1856. His father, an Orthodox priest, demanded the most exacting values and thought processes from him. He had a mother whose creativity and resourcefulness inspired him to become an inventor. From his humble beginnings in the Croatian region, he came to New York and eventually became the man that history will refer to as the genius who brought in the modern twentieth century. There are many accolades to his name. He is considered as the Father of Modern Physics and the True Master of Electricity. He is the world’s most prolific inventor with about 300 patents all over the world.
With the rest of the world being confined by the rigid realism of the moment and of the immediate, Tesla saw and lived in the future. These visions of the future compelled his mind and his hands to produce the most crucial inventions of the twentieth century. One classic example was his invention of the alternating current. While working under Thomas Edison, he realized that supplying direct current (DC) electricity will only result in weakly lit bulbs. The DC powerhouses are inefficient and to have enough electric power, there should be a power station every two miles. Tesla’s vision of the future is a flow of electricity which is neither limited by distance nor crowded by power stations. Tesla went on to invent a system of generators, transformers, and motors that will supply a polyphase alternating current (AC). This type of electric current is more superior because it is not weakened by distance and it can supply high voltages.
Tesla continued to invent more gadgets, demonstrating to a scandalized 19th century scientific community that wireless communication is entirely possible. But Tesla was right. In the 21st century, wireless technology is key to communication. Undaunted by a skeptic world, Tesla continued to follow his visions, inventing gadgets and writing papers about advanced solar energy, wireless remote controls, anti-gravity, rocket engines, directed beams, robotics, and many other things that came to exist a century later.