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Reading Tesla reminds me that great minds do not and usually by definition come in cookie box cut forms.They are different by design.So, in our world where we tolerate so much more and yet find ourselves with our drugs, medications , prescribed expectations, social media , anti social behaviour squads, block watches, and gossip shows , we actually tolerate less With so many educated by these quick draw school of social media or the self regulating media mainstream, even the fly by night schools
Another fascinating book from Tesla addressing the problem of increasing human energy. Energy from the sun, population needs, and using a physics lens to see what is possible or at first concievable. Tesla is thinking about alternative energies which is unusual, because of the focus on fossil fuels after the industrial revolution, perhaps we could say again that Tesla was ahead of his time by looking at this already.
Most of us border madness. It's a value judgment at best, [the nonclinical sanity.] This guy had to be mad to take the extra step. The needs of sanity involve dealing with the everyday. This book is hard going [thin] and requiring a mind of equal value. This I cannot supply. I'm working on it.
I listened to this on Audible. Though I admire the efforts of amateurs in many cases, the reader was quite poor. There are dictionaries widely available that will help with pronunciation.
Man is not an ordinary mass, consisting of spinning atoms and molecules, and containing merely heat-energy. He is a mass possessed of certain higher qualities by reason of the creative principle of life with which he is endowed. What is most wonderful of all, he is capable of increasing or diminishing his velocity of movement by the mysterious power he possesses by appropriating more or less energy from other substance and turning it into motive energy. Tesla is not just referring to velocity as...
This was a fast fun read on several dimensions. Self help aspect-- I wish Gretchen Rubin had written an "Energy Project" book instead of an "Happiness Project" since I see depression and that energyless ennui that comes with it as the antithesis of happiness. Tesla is more interested in this topic at the macro scale of increasing the collective energy of humanity with physics! Energy = (Mass * Velocity^2)/2. It would be a stretch to say this is readily applicable to everyday life. Maybe find way...
Wow, what a mind. When human civilization was just starting to impact the natural world, Tesla was already worrying about problems like what happens when all the fertilizers run out, like the natural ammonium nitrate deposits in Chile, which took millions of years to form. Just like oil, once they're gone, they're gone. As the population increases and these unrenewable resources run out, we'll be left with a huge population without any means of supporting it. Tesla was not only pointing this out...
If we had just listened to that man... he expresses his ideas with such clarity and he really thought everything through. The only negative thing I would say is that I am under the impression that many of the figures are missing or are far back so when he describes an apparatus, you don't have the image and it makes it difficult to "see" what he is explaining.
Love the vision of this guy.
Libro con muchas ideas tecnológicas, humanísticas y futuristas de Tesla, que se nota muy adelantado a su época, pensando en temas tan trascendentales como la forma de incrementar la energía para mejorar los sistemas de producción humanos, para mejorar la vida humana.Tesla usa conceptos como masa, fuerza y resistencia haciendo referencia al ser humano, en que aumentar la energía humana es equivalente a aumentar la masa humana, a incrementar su fuerza de empuje y disminuir las resistencias que fre...
Incredible book. Some memorable words from the book: "food, piece, and work".I totally didn't expect Tesla to start the book with some contemplation on how a man should utilize his time and body, what makes you productive, and what increases your "energy" in the human capacity. I am stunned how stylish and how unordinary he is in approaching human potential energy from the physics perspective tying it to the mass, speed, and removal of retarding forces. This is yet another very rational approach...
Tesla is truly as close to a real life wizard possessed of superhuman abilities which he used to understand and then manipulate the world around him as you can get. The only other works thus far that I have felt the same sense of awe for are those of Einstein and Newton. Tesla’s thoughts are absolutely remarkable and his vision of the application of forces is an absolutely beautiful combination and is just so astounding. His passion for his work and the process of discovery that he pursued are o...
Most of the things that Tesla envision using electricity are the reality today, except his bold ideas that required genius like him. For example giving free electricity, wireless electricity transmission. But it might have been a great read if this was 1900.
According to the year this book written, the concept here of course very brilliant, but maybe not in this age where the fussion for energy and the era of internet achieved. But the thinking here was indeed an enlightment for many scientists after tesla.
Interesting historical read.
Alcune parti molto tecniche e fuori dalla mia comprensione ma straordinarie le visioni di questo genio
4 1/4 stars
I was always interested why someone like Tesla died poor. Well, this book explains it. The mind of a genius destroyed by irrationalism.