Nikolai Tesla was one of the world’s greatest inventors. Born in 1843 in Croatia, Tesla emigrated to the U.S. in 1891 at the age of 35 and immediately set up a lab in New York, where he began research in the fields of electromechanical engineering and electromagnetism, among others. Tesla is said to have contributed in varying degrees to the establishment of robotics, remote control, radar and computer science, and to the expansion of ballistics, nuclear physics, and theoretical physics. In 1943, the Supreme Court of the United States credited him as being the inventor of the radio. Due to his invention of the light bulb, most of us think of Thomas Alva Edison as the father of electricity, but it was actually Tesla who insisted that our electric generating grid use alternating current (AC); Edison fought to the bitter vehemently direct current (DC) and only admitted that Tesla had been right on his deathbed.

In latter years, Tesla began working on a ‘teleforce’ weapon, or death ray, which was related to his research into ball lightning and plasma, and was imagined as a particle beam weapon. Although he unsuccessfully marketed the death ray to the U.S. War Department, after his death became known, the government took possession of his papers and property, declaring them top secret.

If Tesla was such a scientific genius – and I believe that this is indisputable – why is he virtually unknown today? Some say it is because he was blackballed by the country’s wealthiest magnates when he began researching ways to transmit power and energy wirelessly over long distances. Tesla proved that the earth was a conductor, and he produced artificial lightning with discharges consisting of millions of volts. He fervently believed he could develop the ability to provide free energy to all. This, of course, would not have set well with the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, and Morgans of the world, who were heavily invested in the energy industries. Legend holds that these power mongers pursued an insidious campaign against Tesla, with the goal of discrediting him as a kook and a charlatan.

Because so many of Tesla’s theories and inventions deal with the stuff of science fiction (telescopes for conducting extraterrestrial communication, anti-gravity airships, teleportation, time travel machines, and thought photography machines, to name a few), the temptation is to buy into the kook image. Despite the fact that he was granted more than 300 patents during his lifetime, was awarded the Edison Medal, and was considered for a Nobel Prize in physics, he has never been given his due regard; people still scoff at the idea of abundant, free energy for all. All of which brings me around to the point of this post. Lat year, retired TV station owner and broadcast engineer, John Kansas, was researching potential cure for cancer when he instead discovered the answer to the world’s energy crisis. Take a look at the following video, which demonstrates his process for using sea water as an alternative fuel for automobiles:

Tesla may be vindicated, after all.