Originally Posted by Lzen
Wow, that's quite interesting. I knew about Tesla but didn't realize he did all of that. And I didn't know the truth about Edison. Is all of this, in fact, true?
One of my favorite Tesla stories was how he lit up a bunch of lights by transmittng power to them wirelessly over a distance of several miles in the 1890s. Everyone assumed it was just a trick, because obviously something like that isn't really possible. Except that some scientists managed to do it again, but only from about 10 feet away. Also, they didn't manage to do it until 2007.
Tesla was very good at being possibly the most intelligent person ever. Edison was very good at taking advantage of intelligent, naive foreigners (Tesla was not the only person he treated like this).