Nikola Tesla's Second Industrial Revolution

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During the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution, a brilliant, obsessive and tortured man was born. His early years were full of wonder and visionary ideas. Later, his obsession with these ideas would greatly frustrate him. Eventually, some believed his pursuits consumed him, drove him into isolation, and ultimately to madness. Nikola Tesla, who was a visionary thinker with an aptitude for mathematics, came into this world on July 10th, 1856 at the stroke of midnight, during a lightning storm, in Croatia. He spent the majority of his childhood on an isolated country farm. Because Nikola, who was often deeply lost in his own imagination, found it difficult to interact with people, he surrounded himself instead with the animals …show more content…
While Nikola Tesla was working in Budapest as a lead engineer for the Telephone Exchange, he heard about a marvelous American inventor who worked with electricity named Thomas Edison. Tesla desired to meet and hopefully work for him. He left for America with dreams, ideas, and four cents in his pocket. Finally able to meet the Great Edison, he eagerly told him about his alternating current motor. Edison was infuriated by the idea, for his company and reputation was built on a direct current model. He hired Tesla anyway. Edison made Tesla an enticing offer of fifty thousand dollars if he could fix the problems with Edison’s generators. When Tesla resolved the problem with ease, Edison claimed he was just joking about the large sum of money and stated that Tesla didn’t understand American humor. Feeling betrayed and cheated, Tesla immediately quit. He spent entire year digging ditches for minimal wages. Eventually investors became interested in Tesla’s engineering ideas and provide him with the necessary funds for his own lab. There, he was able to work toward perfecting his A/C motor. Later, a tycoon named George Westinghouse offered Tesla one million dollars and royalty rights for all of his twenty-two patents. Tesla accepted. After finally perfecting his A/C motor, it became widely accepted. At that time, Thomas Edison …show more content…
He was driven. He was eccentric. This great man should not be forgotten because he dedicated his life providing the world with many technological advancements that have improved how people live and

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