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The Man Who Lightened Up the World – The story of Nikola Tesla

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 Some places are not destinations, but places of common interest not to be missed.

Picture this – It’s the day X of your holidays in Croatia. On this day you are traveling from the continent part, say Zagreb, to the sea coast, following Croatian Highway A1.

It’s a long drive. You’ve just passed by National Park Plitvice Lakes, but it’s not your national-parks-day today. It’s your transfer day. So, you keep driving.

The View of Lika
The View of Lika

Now, you are driving through the countryside of the Lika region, admiring the beauty of nature surrounding you.

Wide fields of green, countless hills, and deep forests.

How could we, the humans, let the irresponsible ones ruin the beauty of our planet and bring our own existence into question? How could we?

Then suddenly, as you’re driving through this middle-of-nowhere area, the sign occurs saying:

The man who changed everything?
Smiljan? His birthplace?
Even more wows.

The Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla
The Memorial Center of Nikola Tesla
As you tour the around memorial center you face new epiphanies. We used his ideas to change the world, but somehow it seems we didn’t use their full potential at all. And maybe, it could all be different.

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The Story of Nikola Tesla

He was born in Midnight. On a stormy night. Under the light show of thunder. And then he lightened up the world.

Like his whole life was destined, from the very day of birth.

The innovations of Nikola Tesla are ground zero to the world as we know it.

His name is attributed to more than 700 inventions and 278 patents.

He gave us AC current, the knowledge to harness and distribute light, X-rays, remote control, radio, electric motor, laser… even wireless communication.

Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla

But, it is reasonable to believe this is only a small part of his work.

Tesla’s work was constantly blurred with controversy and reportedly persecuted by corporate-government interests.

For example, on the day he died, January 7th, 1943, the U.S. government moved into his lab and apartment confiscating all of his scientific research.

Some of it was released later by FBI, but it’s yet unknown what kind of work still stays hidden for the public.

His ideas were huge. The industry just couldn’t let him go all the way.

Nikola Tesla and his Equipment
Nikola Tesla and his Equipment

He hardly even pushed some of the stuff we find perfectly common today.

Legendary was the fight with the arguments of Thomas Edison that Alternating Current is not safe for people. Tesla responded by famously shooting current through his own body to produce light.

Tesla developed and used fluorescent bulbs (neon) in his lab some 40 years before the industry “invented” them. He also invented the radio, years before initially credited Guglielmo Marconi.

And what about the possibilities of the famous Tesla Coil – the concept that the Earth itself is a magnet that can generate electricity?

Or the idea that the universe is filled with energy that could allow people to harness the free energy around them?

How about that, huh?

Free energy? From the universe?

Maybe if we listened more carefully to people like Tesla, maybe we wouldn't take our planet down the road that we did.

Or maybe there are still alternatives.

We definitely need to inform better. And what a better way to do it than right here in “the middle of nowhere” – in Lika.

Where you can find the answers to so many questions.

Smiljan, the birthplace of the greatest innovator of our times – NIKOLA TESLA.

Your CTC Team, I.K.

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