An Introduction to:
For a number of reasons, only a small part of the inventions, discoveries and pioneering works of Tesla have been applied to the public sphere. Even so, were the contributions of Tesla to be instantly withdrawn from mankind, we would find our modern electrical world plunged into darkness. Tesla was responsible for the original ideas behind AC generators and distribution systems, AC or polyphase motors, computers, radio communications, RADAR facilities, facsimile... so fundamental to our lives is his work. Despite this, how much is popularly known of his revolutionary form of engine that would have "made scrap of every heat engine in the world.."? What of his coup de grace, the world-wide distribution of electrical energy without wires from a single power plant? What knowledge is there of the non-Hertzian electrical spectrum claimed by Tesla?
Not all his ideas concerned vast or grandiose undertakings. For example it is most ironic to see lightning arrestors of proven inefficiency being continually applied in lieu of Tesla's innovation. The public-at-large remains woefully ignorant of one of the most remarkable men to have contributed to our modern lifestyle.
Unfortunately, many of the more important aspects of Tesla's discoveries have been made the 'property' of the very few. When the world so desperately needs clean, renewable and cheap energy, it is ironic that the answers discovered nearly one hundred years ago are not usefully applied! The world 'energy crisis' may have been solved by Tesla with his system of distribution of energy without wires. With this system, fossil fuels are not required. Fully eighty percent of total world atmospheric pollution occurs as a direct consequence of fossil fuel electrical generation systems. Not only is this insane, it is wasteful of limited resources, and worse, totally unnecessary.
Vested financial interests have been the main reason for not applying Tesla's system. This must be rationalised against a polluted and starving world. The careful analysis of all information provided by this genius will yield the solutions necessary to rebuild his work. This information will be provided to the world community at the least possible production cost.
The realisation of our aims will not occur by wishful thinking or discussion alone. The practical development and application of Tesla's efforts is a prime objective of the Society.
To this end the Society will sponsor and support the research and development of Tesla technology. Society members must meet a series of qualification criteria before their efforts may be selected for sponsorship or support.
All projects and developments will become the property of the Society. The Society intends the ideas arising from such developments to be given to the world community at no cost. The pursuit of profit for personal gain has been the primary reason preventing the previous application of all Tesla technology.
The Society is a non-profit organisation, hence this obstacle is avoided. Further, the Society has no obligations to business or financial institutions, nor any interest in this form of venture. The Tesla technologies are the common property of all mankind, not to be subverted for financial gain.
The potential benefits to mankind and its future are substantial. The Society will always work to bring these benefits forward.
** NOTE: The Society does not engage in quasi-scientific, paranormal, or purely abstract lines of research.
Tesla undertook pioneering work in solar-powered devices, radiant energy receivers and transformers. He also stated:
"Ere many generations pass men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheel work of nature"
Apart from these allusions to "free energy", there is little evidence that research was actually undertaken by Tesla in areas with nomenclature such as "Zero Point Energy", "Orgone Energy", "Over Unity Generators" and the like. Persons seeking "free energy" devices and information on their construction, operation and theory are advised to seek out other institutions. Tesla's contribution to your quest is "think in terms of vibration and frequency...", together with Patent numbers 685 957 and 685 958, both issued in 1901 in the USA. The Society cannot be of further assistance in this matter.
Whilst we do not frown upon those researching this field, these things are considered outside of our scope. Unless real evidence can be produced concerning the generators (attributed to Tesla) that allegedly achieved 460 % efficiency, etc., etc. no further efforts will be put to these causes.
Devices incorporating parallel or series resonant LC circuits would not necessarily qualify as being within the scope of the Society. Unquestionably, Tesla pioneered this circuit form and was the 'father of all resonance devices' however the application of these circuits in themselves are now so fundamental and intrinsic to our technology as a whole that it can no longer be regarded purely as a Tesla technology.
Generally, the opportunity to obtain a working and thorough knowledge of the principles behind Tesla technology is hampered by:
i) The exorbitant cost of resources and materials.
ii) The popularisation of poorly researched or even totally incorrect information on high voltage, high frequency engineering, the Tesla 'bladeless turbine' and other Tesla developments.
iii) The lack of attention to these very important and promising fields within existing texts and educational institutions.
iv) The wild, speculative and 'half-baked' theories being promulgated as fact by persons seeking either personal aggrandisement or high sales figures.
The Society will address these matters by conducting a series of graded courses designed to educate members in the working principles of electrical and electro-mechanical operations regarding Tesla technologies.
In addition to the above, the Society will publish articles, books, files, materials lists, video materials and the like for the information and assistance of members. Members who are designers or builders are also encouraged to get in contact via the Society.
Regular meetings, occasional conferences, seminars and demonstrations are held.
If you have any further queries, or you wish to obtain a membership application form, write to the following address, enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope:
Australian Nikola Tesla Society
P.O. BOX 2277
INTRO4A.DOC (intro.html, intro.txt), Revision 4A, 14 July 2003, by Glenn Baddeley
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