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Author Topic: Can Anyone Give the Source for this Fake Tesla Interview?  (Read 11393 times)
RJBowman
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« on: May 09, 2015, 09:28:09 pm »

This link will take you to an anachronism-filled fictional dialog being passed off as a real interview.
http://www.theeventchronicle.com/study/nikola-tesla-everything-is-the-light-interview-with-nikola-tesla-from-1899

The dialog is being passed off as a, 1899 interview, but presents a Tesla that talks like a 1980's New Age guru. The dialog contains material about relativity, which would not be a real topic until circa 1915. Tesla uses the word "radar" which was not coined until the late 1930's.

And the worst part is that if you google search for the title, you will find this hoax duplicated on hundreds of other web site.

Can someone please provide the source so that I can use it to debunk Facebook posts that quote this interview?

Thanks.
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henrietta Devereux
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 10:31:48 pm »

Weird dialogue. Perhaps it is from a film. The interview with Tesla in The Prestige was odd for example. Tesla like Einstein is a regular celebrity in a certain genre of films.

Only watched The Prestige once and that was years ago but I do not recall it being quite as offbeat as that extract. Plot - Magician wants Tesla (Bowie) to provide equipment for his show. If you cannot identify your clip by the end of next week I am prepared to rewatch Prestige despite the ending of the film being rather gross and unfortunately unforgettable.
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RJBowman
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 10:41:07 pm »

"The Prestige" was well enough researched that the word "radar" would not have appeared in the film, and the Tesla scenes were brief, so you can probably rule it out as the source.
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number44
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 04:58:30 pm »

Any progress on this? I've read the text in English and Spanish. The English text certainly seems to me to be a rough translation from
what I would guess to be an Eastern European language or perhaps Russian. To add to your points above, the reference to 'The Mysterious Stranger' by Twain
seems all wrong too. I'm not sure that this story (TMS) would have been common knowledge at this date (1899).
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Captain Lyerly
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 01:50:30 pm »

Definitely a machine translation; and yes, probably from a Slavic language, Russian being a prime candidate.

As far as debunking it?  It is prime bovine byproduct.  Anybody who is passing it as real has more problems than you really need to deal with.  Laugh at them, pity them, and move on.



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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2016, 05:31:17 am »

This link will take you to an anachronism-filled fictional dialog being passed off as a real interview.
http://www.theeventchronicle.com/study/nikola-tesla-everything-is-the-light-interview-with-nikola-tesla-from-1899

The dialog is being passed off as a, 1899 interview, but presents a Tesla that talks like a 1980's New Age guru. The dialog contains material about relativity, which would not be a real topic until circa 1915. Tesla uses the word "radar" which was not coined until the late 1930's.


>*=*<
The "Interview" is fake, of course. But how to prove it?
Impossible Smiley.


Why impossible? Well, here: Some say, stupidity can not be abolished. Cause it is ever anew and fresh, inovative and inventive.

I feel so exausted, even sometimes scared, Nicole Kidman among Zombies.

Pass the torch.

So...
99 coma 100 percent, (ie most probably Smiley), this "interview" is from the play by late Stevan Steve Pešić.

The "interview" is fairly edited, quite shortened, maybe by the author himself> "Tesla ili Prilagodjavanje andjela" (>Tesla or The adaptation of an angel< one of the translations into english).

Here is the "interview" propperly credited:
http://www.6yka.com/novost/32701/intervju-sa-nikolom-teslom-iz-1899.-godine
http://moji-tragovi.blogspot.rs/2012/07/tesla-ili-prilagoavanje-anelima-stevan.html

Here are some data plus:

http://www.pozorje.org.rs/2014/ostaloeng.htm
Stevan Pešić: Tesla Or Customizing Of Angels
Organiser: RTV Vojvodine
Directed by: DUŠAN MIHAILOVIĆ
Cast
LjUBIVOJE TADIĆ
RADOVAN MILjANIĆ
...
Based on the foundations of biography and personality of Nikola Tesla, Stevan Pesic wrote a philosophical fairy-tale of man and hope, of creation, of the soul and the universe, including for the first time into the literature Tesla, both as a scientist and as a philosopher of his and our time ...

Through his hero, Stevan Pesic abolishes time and space on Earth embarking, therefore, on the strange path from birth to death, from play to cosmic pain ...

The play Tesla or Customize of Angels has been performed 270 times at the National Theatre in Belgrade, as well as on tour in the cities of Serbia and abroad.



https://sh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevan_Pe%C5%A1i%C4%87
http://www.narodnopozoriste.rs/en/tesla-or-the-adaptation-of-an-angel
http://www.pozorje.org.rs/2014/ostaloeng.htm
https://youtu.be/lN35F-mTn74
https://youtu.be/TBs-zoNX2lk
https://youtu.be/qqW1Cdy1cWY

Sorry, I can not enforce my thesis with some english links, just in serbian.

Plus, there is a catch to nail this case to full 100%.

The catch here (and of course it's 22) is that the play is supposedly based on the actual interview to some XIX century magazine called Imortality or something, and quite obscure to me. So, I can not verify via comparing to that supposedly actual interview.

But Smiley but... the play reffers to the editors of that particular magazine as Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman which is also a bit unverifiable.

But Smiley but... as far as I know, both of those poets were dead by the year 1899. Smiley

Could not find any clues whatsoever wheather the author himself created this fuss, with or without purpose.

I feel this whole fuss was not the late author's intent, but the result of the Zeitgeist, the Spirit of our time. Everybodys and nobody;s fault.

Feels like we are in the movie The Cube from 1997. Everybody created some part of the deadly trap. So it is Nobody.s fault.

Pass the torch.
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