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1900: Tesla Patented Wireless Energy Transfer

1900: Tesla Patented Wireless Energy Transfer
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  • Historical event:
  • 20 March 1900
  • Tesla believed that the need for transmission and power lines could be eliminated.

On this day Nikola Tesla received a patent for the wireless transmission of electricity.

He thought that the need for transmission lines and power lines would thus be eliminated.

On the basis of this idea, a tower was built on on Long Island in the U.S. that was supposed to broadcast electricity, but reportedly a major investor withdrew from financing when he realized that such electricity would be available to everyone for free.

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Namely, with no wires, it would be impossible to measure how much power a certain consumer spent.

The construction of the tower on Long Island was discontinued after funding stopped.

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