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Tesla’s Hubris | Teslas Hybris

May 12, 2009, mkrause


Tesla was damn sure that he was right and most of the time he was. But his “Magnifying transmitter” at Wardenclyffe, Long island never worked. It became what it was meant to be, more like an artist’s conception – Tesla saw himself as an artist. Failure is human and there is nothing bad about it. If you know you’ve done a mistake, look into the eye of it. But never think of your own mind to be above everything; this will not work in the end. Yes, there was the spark of genius, OK. But to think one can rule the world, even construct a new cosmic world order … that`s called Hubris, I think.

Tesla war sich verdammt sicher, dass er Recht hatte und meistens hatte er Recht. Aber Wardenclyffe hat nie funktioniert, er lag damit einfach falsch. Wardenclyffe kann man auch eher als künstlerisches Projekt verstehen, Tesla sah sich selbst als Künstler. Fehler sind menschlich, es ist nichts Schlimmes daran. Wenn man merkt, dass man einen Fehler gemacht hat, sollte man ihn sich gut anschauen. Wenn man glaubt, man könne die Welt beherrschen und eine neue kosmische Ordnung einführen … das nennt man Hybris, glaube ich.

  1. Wardenclyffe “didn’t work” because it was never finished. Tesla did indeed see himself as an artist, which meant he was minimally concerned with the business side of the operation. Unfortunately, his main backer (JP Morgan) was the opposite.

    It is not outlandish to say that free electricity would have created a new world order, especially in the the early 20th century. No one has yet proven that the Wardenclyffe concept (a network of large-scale transmitters delivering wireless electricity) wouldn’t have worked.

    Comment by Chris — March 21, 2010 @ 3:50 pm

  2. If Tesla had “Hubris” it would pale by that shown of the first poster above “Chris”

    Comment by Allan — April 4, 2010 @ 3:09 am

  3. .. and I should of added… well said Chris 🙂

    Comment by Allan — April 4, 2010 @ 3:11 am

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