Research in the filed of wireless transport of signals and energy followed. Tesla publicly presented his idea and intention to direct his research towards that goal in a speech during the opening of the Electric plant at Niagara Falls in 1897. What was the expression on the faces of the people who, just after witnessing the transport of electricity to longer distances, are told about its wireless transport?

Tesla?s research in this field represents a great mystery. Although he spent almost a year in Colorado Springs (1899-1900), and left a detailed journal about his research, a wider use of wireless transport of electricity has not been accomplished to this day. Tesla intended to use the upper layers of Earth in order to transport energy from one side of the world to the other. He described some of his discoveries in the essay ?The Problem of Increasing Human Energy,? which caused great interest in the world of science and business.

Probably intrigued with the essay as well, J. P. (John Pierpont) Morgan (1837-1913), at that time one of the wealthiest people in America, offered financial support to Tesla. Collaboration was achieved on the project ?World Radio System,? which Tesla led in his lab on Long Island. Already after a year, nevertheless, in 1901, Morgan stopped financing Tesla. The reason for breaking off the collaboration was the successful transatlantic sending of a radio message achieved by Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937). Tesla admitted to Morgan that he could have done something like that long ago, but that wasn?t the goal of his research. Morgan was furious because of this, as he saw it, concealment, and he never collaborated with Tesla again.

Tesla somehow managed to continue the project until 1905 when he completely exhausted the sources of financing, and he was forced to abandon it. Years in which he worked on improving the existing and patenting new inventions in the area of mechanical engineering followed. Those years were pretty difficult for him. The public was reminded of the great genius in 1917 when he was awarded Edison?s medal, the greatest American award in the area of engineering. In 1919, Nikola Tesla published his autobiography through a series of articles in the magazine Electrical Experimenter. To the people who were not close to him, the news about Tesla came through newspaper articles in which they were able to read his often overly sensationalistic statements.

He did dream and his dreams came true, he did have visions but they were of a real future, not an imaginary one.
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