10 predictions of Nikola Tesla about the future that turned out to be true

(ORDO NEWS) —  Much of what surrounds us today was foreseen by Tesla a century ago.

Back in 1926, Collier’s magazine published a conversation with the inventor Nikola Tesla, the content of which was shocking at the time. In it, the famous scientist made some incredible (for his time) predictions about the future and, in particular, about the 21st century.

Over the years, he made many predictions, many of which came true. Examples: In the future, there will be a completely different order in which women will play a dominant role. Humanity will begin to communicate with each other thanks to simple portable devices. Aircraft will have unmanned control and much more.

10 Incredible Predictions Of Nikola Tesla That Turned Out To Be True

1. Wireless connection

If the industrialist John Morgan had not been stingy in supporting Tesla’s developments, the Serbian scientist could have come to the invention of the Internet – at least he claimed that the Wardenclyffe tower could transmit voice, text and images wirelessly to anywhere in the world.

He argued that images had already been transmitted by wire (telegraph) over short distances, but in the future, wireless transmission would make the distance limitless.

2. Drones/remote controlled vehicles

A boat without oars, which itself glides on the water – such a sight appeared before the eyes of those who watched Tesla’s demonstration experiment in 1898.

Using the remote control he invented, batteries and switches, the engineer from the shore turned the rudder of the boat, started the propeller and lit the side lights on board, which looked incredible at that time.

In fact, Tesla introduced the world’s first real prototype of a robot 22 years before the Czech writer Karel Capek came up with the very definition of such a technique, and in the modern world it has taken a strong place and continues to develop.

3. Automated workforce

As early as the 1930s, technology had advanced so much that ordinary human activities were being performed by an automated workforce. In 1935, Nikola Tesla predicted that robots and machines would almost completely replace human labor.

While this has not yet happened, it is more than clear that machines are already replacing human hands in many industries, and experts often point this out as one of the biggest challenges of the future, with many people losing their jobs due to technology.

4. Cheap renewable energy

Nikola Tesla believed that the whole world is filled with an infinite amount of energy, which, with the proper level of technical equipment, can be used for free, anywhere and anytime.

He also believed that we could use water to generate cheap renewable energy that would replace conventional, expensive sources. He even wanted to give people free energy, which his financiers didn’t like very much.

5. Mobile phones/smartphones

Nikola Tesla predicted that small wireless devices would appear in the world that would combine various technologies and wireless connections. Although he did not explicitly pronounce the words “mobile telephone” or “smartphone”, his description from 1926 sounds similar.

He described a device that would allow us to see and hear each other as if we were talking face to face, and would be small enough to carry in a pocket.

6. Self-driving cars

In 1898, Nikola Tesla proposed to build an automobile carriage that could independently perform various operations. It took another 100 years before this became a reality, but now the company that bears the same name (Tesla) has proven that this is the technology of the future.

7. The rise of environmental protection

One of Tesla’s most important predictions is the growth of environmental protection, that is, global efforts will increase. He assumed that this would happen by 2035, but it happened much earlier – the US Environmental Protection Agency was founded 35 years later, in 1970.

8. Women empowerment

Tesla predicted that women would play a dominant role in the future. He suggested that women receive an education equal to men and begin to occupy leadership positions in society.

9. Science will become more important to society

In his time, politics and war were the dominant topics in society. One of Nikola Tesla’s predictions was that in the future, newspapers would focus more on science than politics, and society would be much more interested in the latest discoveries than in wars.

While politics still make the front pages of newspapers, news channels and social media, people in general are more interested in science.

10. Wireless news

Tesla predicted that printed newspapers would be superseded and that news would be delivered wirelessly. He foresaw that everything would be available to people at home every day.


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