Tesla’s orbit

     |    Thursday November 12th, 2009

As a kid, Tesla had the naive idea of a ring around the earth providing us ‘earthlings’ with power and intelligence (at least he claimed this idea in his autobiography “My Inventions”). Today, geostationary satellites implement Tesla’s vision- for the intelligence part. But at the time of publication, nobody understood the significance and usefulness of this thought of Tesla’s. Instead, it seemingly made more sense (or: fitted better into the idea of the boogeyman within) to transform Tesla and his “nasty” ideas into the villain threatening mankind and charging Superman. Until today, it seems rather uncommon to accept divergent thinking; to separate the thought from the thinker; and to invest whatever it takes for the benefit for all of us. We might learn from this story where to turn our heads next and take whatever it needs, just for the benefit.