Back then, Tesla was like a well-kept secret. Here was the inventor whose work was at the heart of our entire electrical grid and all the devices that run off it (not to mention his pioneering of radio, robotics, x-rays and more). And yet nobody had heard about him.
But all that seems to have changed in only a few years’ time. It seems like Tesla’s name is everywhere now, and he’s the star of television, comics, and video games. His name graces an automotive company, and a crowd-funding effort a few months back resulted in more than 30,000 people contributing over 1.3 million dollars to the founding of a Tesla museum in New York.
I wish I could take credit for the rise in Tesla-awareness, but about all I can claim is that I was a Tesla Hipster. Still, I hope this trend continues and he gets his name into the history books where it belongs.
Viva la Spark-Punk Revolution!
And how about you? Are you a Tesla hipster or are you only now hearing about this historical figure? Leave a comment to let me know.
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