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Author Topic: Tesla Predicted the Smart Phone  (Read 537 times)
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« on: July 11, 2015, 12:59:15 pm »

When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.
We shall be able to witness and hear events--the inauguration of a President, the playing of a world series game, the havoc of an earthquake or the terror of a battle--just as though we were present.
When the wireless transmission of power is made commercial, transport and transmission will be revolutionized. Already motion pictures have been transmitted by wireless over a short distance. Later the distance will be illimitable, and by later I mean only a few years hence. Pictures are transmitted over wires--they were telegraphed successfully through the point system thirty years ago. When wireless transmission of power becomes general, these methods will be as crude as is the steam locomotive compared with the electric train.

Zeppelin Admiral
Netherlands Netherlands

the dragon's called Salmacis

« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2015, 02:59:33 pm »

woah! Cheesy

"Crazy pseudo-scot living in a fantasy world"
Zeppelin Captain

« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2015, 05:57:40 pm »

And did you read the part of the article where Tesla predicts the touch screen and the point and click operating system? No, because Tesla predicted small, wireless telephones with video capability, but that is not the same thing as a smart phone.
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