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Nikola Tesla on the future

We are confronted with portentous problems which can not be solved just by providing for our material existence, however abundantly. On the contrary, progress in this direction is fraught with hazards and perils not less menacing than those born from want and suffering. If we were to release the energy of the atoms or discover some other way of developing cheap and unlimited power at any point of the globe this accomplishment, instead of being a blessing, might bring disaster to mankind...

Water-Power is the Solution to the problems of all Material Existence.

"The inevitable conclusion is that water-power is, by far, our most valuable resource. On this, humanity must build its hopes for the future. With its full development and a perfect system of wireless transmission of the energy to any distance, man will be able to solve all the problems of material existence. Distance, which is the chief impediment to human progress, will be completely annihilated in thought, word and action. Humanity will be united, wars will be made impossible, and peace will reign supreme."

Include Utopia

"A map of the world which doesn't include Utopia isn't even worth glancing at."

Oil nightmare

If we think oil is a problem now, just wait 20 years. It'll be a nightmare.

Ere many generations pass - mankind will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.

Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe. Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic? If static, our hopes are in vain; if kinetic - and this we know it is, for certain - then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.

Virtues and Failings

Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.

The Future is Mine

"Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs, the future, for which I have really worked, is mine."

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