>>7792035 >obscured by corporatism He's not obscure though. There's an SI unit named for him and he's huge in popular culture. He didn't get rich and famous like Edison, but there's only a handful of scientists and engineers who get that kind of success.
There's also over-inflation of his accomplishments. He did not invent DC power. DC power grids existed before he was even born.
>>7792059 That's comparing apples to oranges. Edison was a really good businessman with a talent for finding the right people to work for him. Tesla was a genius in a particular area of science, but extremely eccentric and not particularly good at life outside that.
>>7792035 Nikola Tesla was a pioneer of the AC age. Many inventions we use today he laid the groundwork for. For whatever reason, big money/big corporations do not appreciate him. Don't know exactly why but it is true.
>>7792043 Edison scooped him on some patent without really explaining the invention, so Tesla submitted patents for completely bullshit inventions to protest a broken-by-design intellectual property system.
It's not that he was some sort of messianic genius who actually found universal free energy that threatened to overthrow "greedy power companies" as fanboys claim or that he was a deranged lunatic who believed he had done it, as reasonable people familiar with spirit "science" and his ilk tend to assume.
>>7792035 >Underrated and obscured by corporatism or overrated by fan boys? Yes. I mean, absolutely everyone in industry R+D is "underrated and obscured by corporatism." It's precisely what you sign on for.
I don't know why I'm doing this, since a thread that starts with a Tesla pic is on the same level as one that starts with Pepe, but here we are.
>>7792064 >Tesla and Westinghouse did create AC though. AC was in use decades before Tesla was born. The AC versus DC "war" was even going on in the 1850s
>That's comparing apples to oranges. Edison was a really good businessman with a talent for finding the right people to work for him. Edison was an inventor before he even had a lab. You're parroting a "compromise" line that popped up after the Oatmeal comic.
>>7792585 >Edison scooped him on some patent without really explaining the invention, so Tesla submitted patents for completely bullshit inventions to protest a broken-by-design intellectual property system. Complete ass-pull.
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