The True Story of Nikola Tesla [Pt.1]

You are watching ColdFusion TV. Hi, welcome to another ColdFusion video. The human mind is truly an incredible thing, capable of speech, thought, critical thinking, and imagination. When we think of the great legendary minds of this world, we think of the brilliance of people like Einstein. He taught us many things about the low-level rules that govern our universe, fundamental things like time, space and matter, but in terms of practical discoveries that are the basis for the technologies we use each and every day, it was Nikola Tesla. Who was the most brilliant of all. He had a mind of the rarest kind. He can memorize entire books and visualize inventions with pinpoint accuracy. Once he had the concept of an invention fully visualized, he then undertook the hard work of bringing it to reality. In comparison, most other scientists and engineers are unwittingly narrow-minded in their thinking. How is it that such a man exists vaguely in the public consciousness, only as a fuzzy haze of distant knowledge? Today, let’s change that. In this video, you’ll learn all about Nikola Tesla and the way he changed the world you live in now. Let’s begin. Tesla of Serbian heritage was born in 1856 in a small village within the Austrian Empire or modern-day Croatia. Tesla’s birth was during a particularly violent lightning storm. Reading this as a bad omen, the midwife said to Tesla’s mother that Tesla would be a child of darkness. Tesla’s mom immediately replied: “No, he will be a child of light.” As we’ll see later, this statement was significant. From an early age, it was clear that Tesla was a remarkable kid. While in high school, he had the ability to perform integral calculus in his head. It was so unusual that his teachers thought he was cheating. Tesla also possessed an eidetic memory, which means he could recall entire books and images in great detail — a gift which he attributes to his mother. He allegedly used his imagination to temper visions and vivid nightmares that he had as a child. Unsurprisingly, Tesla finished high school early. At age 17 though, Tesla had a brush with death after contracting cholera in which he pleaded he might live if his father let him study engineering instead of the planned path of a priest, or a career in the army. Tesla’s father agreed. Despite being bedridden and incredibly ill at the time, to the astonishment of his family, he miraculously recovered. Keeping true to his agreement, Tesla’s father allowed the teenager to study engineering at university. And the course of history would be changed forever at that moment. During University in Austria, at age 21, Tesla got the highest grades possible, could speak eight languages, and was called a star student of the first rank by the University’s dean. Tesla claimed to work from 3:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. And because of this, professors wrote a letter to Tesla’s father stating that his son may be killed due to overwork. At the end of his second year, things took a turn. Tesla lost his scholarship and became addicted to gambling, and by his third year, Tesla had gambled away his entire allowance and tuition money. He did, however, manage to gamble back the losses and return the balance back to his family, but the damage to his studies had been done. When exam time came around, Tesla was unprepared and asked for an extension to study, but he was denied. He never graduated from the University and did not receive grades for his last semester. In December of 1878, to hide the fact that he had dropped out of university, Tesla cut all ties with his family. It was so sudden that his friends had thought he had drowned in a river in North Croatia. In 1880, he moved to Budapest and then finally to America with just four cents in his pocket. After taking up a few odd jobs here and there, Tesla began his work for Thomas Edison at consciente Edison company, in 1882. Here’s a word on Edison: Many people today consider Thomas Edison as the father of the light bulb, but he was more along the lines of the Steve Jobs of the light bulb. That is, Edison figured out how to sell the light bulb by improving on ideas of 22 other men before him. Thomas Edison went on to found General Electric, which I also have a video on, so if you want to see that, check the description below. Okay, so back to this story. In 1885, Tesla said that he could redesign Edison’s DC motors and generators which were very inefficient at the time, and had a tendency to spark and break down. Edison liked the idea and offered Tesla 1 million US dollars in today’s currency for the job. Tesla got to work and did as he was promised, fixing all the problems with the motors. The new motors and generators were now simpler, didn’t spark, and were much more reliable. In fact, Tesla’s design was so good that it still used today for the motors that power anything from household appliances, to water pumps, power tools, disk drives, smartphone haptics feedback systems, and, of course, the Tesla electric car. When Tesla had completed this job and asked for the money, Edison laughed and stated: “Mr.Tesla, you do not understand our American humor.” Tesla had just been ripped off big time, and left Edison’s company. He’d had enough. Meanwhile, at this time, something monumental was happening: the electrical revolution was just about to take place. Electricity was the next big thing to change the entire planet. It created an investment startup bubble, much greater than the fever that was the dot-com bubble of the 1990s. Billion dollar industries arose out of nowhere, and the American economy was lifted into an enhanced growth period that would last for decades. This was due to sudden quantum leaps in manufacturing, household technology, and general efficiency of work. Work and life was simply easier. We simply just can’t comprehend this change today. Why, you might be asking. Because everyone alive today was born with electricity. The sheer magnitude of technological change that resulted from household electricity was truly astonishing So, after being cheated by Edison, Tesla decided to put his energy into joining the electric revolution in the form of the research of alternating current, or AC. While he searched for financial backers to support his vision of an AC powered world, Tesla took up a job of digging ditches for $2 a day, or $50 in today’s currency to make ends meet. He described this period as very painful. Tesla eventually struck up a partnership with Westinghouse. This would put him in direct competition with Edison and his direct current or DC system backed by General Electric. Edison’s DC system created dangerous sparks, couldn’t transmit electricity very far, required a power plant every few kilometers with cables as thick as your arm. In other words, it was pretty terribly suited to power every home on this planet. Tesla’s AC system, on the other hand, used thinner wires, had higher voltages, and could transmit electricity over long distances. The fight was on, and the prize for the winner was the privilege of lighting up the entire world. By 1893, there had been many shady business deals, stolen ideas and patent suppression that Edison and his money interests wielded over Tesla’s inventions. The feud had reached boiling point, and with this, the war of the currents had reached its peak. Deep down, Edison knew that his system was inferior to Tesla’s. But, of course, he didn’t want the public to know this. He needed a way to make the public despise AC and accept DC. But how? Families living near Edison’s laboratory began to notice something a little strange. Their pets suddenly began to disappear These mysterious disappearances weren’t the work of aliens, but of a group of schoolboys paid 25 cents for each animal that they stole. This was Edison’s solution. Once Edison gathered the cats, dogs, and other animals from the school boys, he publicly electrocuted them using Tesla’s AC current to prove that it was dangerous, too dangerous to be used in any home. In addition to this, Edison aided in the creation of the electric chair making sure that it used AC current. Tesla responded to all of this by demonstrating that AC was perfectly safe by famously shooting electric current through his own body to produce light at the 1893 World Fair. This was checkmate to Edison and a symbolic turning point. As the years went on, AC increased in popularity and became the standard due to its technical advantages. As a result of his inventions, Tesla was shot into the stratosphere of stardom, rubbing shoulders with the most important people of the day. He was universally loved by citizens because he helped to make their lives easier. From arriving with just four cents in his pocket to now have an unprecedented fame, things have certainly changed for Tesla, and his brilliance and hard work had paid off for him. Meanwhile, Edison became more and more despised by others within General Electric and eventually lost control of the company after a series of mergers. With all of that being said, to give Edison some credit, he did invent the phonograph and motion picture camera, so he also has contributed greatly to society. During the War of the currents, Tesla designed AC motors, generators, transformers, and power transmission technologies, resulting in 25 of the most valuable patents since the invention of the telephone. These designs were so good that we still use them today in all the systems that power our homes, a fact which we take for granted. This in itself was an incredible achievement by Tesla, but he was just getting started. Over the next few years, Tesla would invent a few foundational technologies that drove the 20th century and still hold relevance today. We’ll take a look at that in a second, but before we do, I think it’s time for a quick break, so grab a bite to eat get comfortable, readjust, and we’ll be back in a bit.

Comments 66

  • Ugly and idiotic dumb parasitic devils and demons are disliking this fact! AMEN!


  • F*** u Edison

  • and then only give myths without any facts

  • ainstein was a scamer who stole others hard work . he was no different then thomas edison .the theory of relativity was developed by the genious french phisisyst henri poincare . enstein was working in a patent office in austria and he was the one evauating patent applications which gave him access to so much knowledge that he claimed it was his . all he did was combining two things and slightly modifying them . he was a jewish supremacist and published so many articles in the time magazine about how jews are superior . more in here about his life .

  • The Sand Dollar Chronicles

  • What if Edison gave the money to Tesla as promised

  • Tesla never got in his lifetime what he deserved he was backstabbed by his sponsor and Edison himself, complitly abjused and he died a poor mann , thanks to this morones. So I have no respect for Edison at all.

  • Edison is a common devil, Nikola Tesla is a rare saint

  • Why he go to America if Tesla comes to India he treated like god after his invention ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ

  • Always the best and realist that go unnoticed

  • Tesla must be forever remembered

  • Its not 1million only 50k$… don't be too exaggerated

  • If only Tesla was alive today.

  • Nikola Tesla is alive and hiding in Argentina.

  • master yogis can also memorize entire books , fact remains is..the best technology ever produced IS the human body and if you know how to use it wont need any technology for anything.. why would you need phones if you could use telepathy..why would you need cars or planes if you could teleport.. etc etc.. the yogis and spiritual masters such as jesus deserve way more recognition than any scientist ever will.. the time is coming when the son of man will be overcome and we will be the sons of God. you will see what wonders will be produced by the future stars.. these inventions will be as irrelevent as the idea of a flat earth..:D



  • The SECRET of it ALL is that ALL IS ONE. And, that the TOTALITY is in Essence Maintained by the TRINITY. When the Center of centers (Point Zero) has the Unifying Frequency…. the TWO will UNITE into the Inescapable ONENESS. So, WHAT is Needed for the TWO to Unite WITHOUT REACTION (= DESTRUCTION)? The Focus is here on the Destruction of the Nucleus. In this case the elimination of a Cancer cell. At first it was the Destruction of the Nucleus to create the Atom=BOMB. The Tumor… WHAT crea
    ted it, and HOW? The ANSWER to it is LACKING. The elimination of the Tumor is NOT the Answer. In this case… it merely leads to the Way whereby we can "live" WITH the Problem. WAKE UP.

  • Sophomoric

  • He's like a real life Tony Stark

  • Thank You Nikola Tesla

  • Edison did not invent the motion picture camera !!
    That was Louis Le Prince ! get your fact straight ..

  • The commentator said alive today couldn't know what it was like not to have household electricity my fathers generation grew up in the 40tys and there were lots of rual area's that were not on the grid he is not completely correct of an easily verified fact what else.has he gotten wrong

  • He may or could have been the exoerimental result of the aliens. Infact every great scientist could be, as they pre programmed it in everyones mind. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Now I also realize that Edison torture to innocent pet without the consent of their owner

  • Edison is a true piece of shit…



  • He seems like the Beethoven of physics/science. ๐Ÿคฉ

  • Edison was a piece of shit

  • Some people even say Nikolas Tesla invented the light bulb. LOL

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  • At least we now know that Thomas Edison stole his ideas and for a long time people thought that he was a genious. Thomas must have been a creative person lol.

  • Edison killed animals…..just to prove a point…..fuck Edison.

  • Need a movie about tesla

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  • Tesla was a mind even greater than Einstein in his field, perhaps the greatest mind in his field. (I read about his earthquake machines and wireless electricity tower).

  • why is the second part not available

  • Edison may be a great inventor but was small as a person. We all learnt so much about Edison but nothing about Tesla in science text books.

  • This was ok but study Grande Tataria and you will soon realize there is nothing new Nader the sun

  • omg part 2 is gone

  • Fancy making a documentary about Tesla and then spoiling it with shitty music in the background? Seriously what is the point ?

  • The next time someone says I need to finish school to succeed I'll show them this video

  • He is iron man.

  • I came here for Tesla, left cause gay dance background music is too much that a whild ricardo entered my room.

  • A few years ago in Florida some guy figured out that high frequency radio waves can kill cancer cells. A short time later he died.

  • My whole life was a lie๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  • Edison = asshole

  • This is great apart from the music in the background.

  • I've always wanted to make a contribution of this magnitude. But how…

  • A lot of people from US dont know much about tesla.I am from serbia and we know a lot about him,we learn about him in school.He made alterneting lighting that every man and women use today,if there was no tesla there will be no smartphones no computers and other stuff

  • What if society chose the solution as AC electric being the successor to current flow and it turned out to be the obvious wrong. because it was so much more efficient and hands down was the answer to lighting and connecting the world, AC prevailed and the snowflake labeled "AC current" fell and rolled into the snowball of this worlds greatest, biggest, best, worst achievement known to mankind….WORLD WIDE WEB. I'm a huge Tesla fan and go above and beyond, just like Tesla, to educate anyone and everyone around me about how much different our world would be without such a great man as Tesla and how many things we still enjoy to this day were thanks to Tesla. Also never fail to mention that Tomas Edison's only crediting feat was being the first piece of shit of America and the title has stuck with us ever since. So was it really the better choice after all? Just something to think about considering the consequences we have to face and deal with and will always continue to face with any advancement in technology that's new and not fully aware of any negative side effects. Imagine no internet, no Facebook or of any kind for that….just ponder how different life as we know it and how the course of history would be if Tesla wasn't a pioneer that changed the world but simply another follower to the path of least resistance… sometime we get too damn cought up with our advances and we begin to go backwards in progression. Phones were invented to communicate over large distances……not control every goddamn aspect of our lives. Movies, search engines, shopping, emails, social media, games, CONTROL, news, directions, address books, to even our education can all be accessed, used for free..(.wifi is just about everywhere and free at that) in the palm of your hand. Sounds like a world without a worry…I'm sure they thought that too and never thought that snowake would roll itself into the avalanche that destroyed the world. I bet society has no problem crediting Tesla for that when the time comes. It's sad really. God bless to all

  • Tesla is a car.

  • Edison was such a scumbag

  • Smart guy but a little too risk adverse. You cannot acheive your dreams at 5% ROI. RULE OF 72 never mentioned. MUST KNOW this divide your rate of return into 72 and you will but always get how long it will take your money to double. 10% ROI? It will take 7.2 years for your money to double. 72%? Your money doubles in 1 year. My first commodities stock returned 9000% in 3 years. If you educate yourself, commodities needed for the modern world such as lithium and graphite are needed and will expand. Li-ion batteries? Don't miss this trend. Watch our video at @t – we think graphite will go up and Lomiko will benefit $LMRMF.

  • Was looking forward to watching this but unfortunately another all too common action of playing music during the narration so had to stop within 5 minutes ๐Ÿ™

  • Woooow I was so into it. I can't see part 2 because I live in Canada ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Edison's a fucking punk

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  • Tesla was a Venisian born on earth that's where his intellect comes from so was the guy that built Coral Castle….now argue about that….

  • Awesome. Thank you so much

  • This is genuine right

  • Thomas Edison stole peoples pets and ELECTROCUTED them!! What the fuck??!!

  • God had a plan written for this man

  • Music killed it

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