Nikola Tesla was born approximately at midnight, between July 9 and July 10 th1856, during a lighting storm. According to family legend, during the birth a midwife put her hands in the air and declared the lightning a bad omen. “This child will be a child of darkness”, she reportedly said, to which Nikola’s mother replied: “No. He will be a child of light.”
Nikola Tesla’s predictions for the 21 stCentury mark him as a visionary. He envisioned a clean environment and healthy food. He also predicted a shift from focusing on politics to focusing on scientific inventions. He idealized robots. Nikola Tesla held meetings in the 1930s with Journalists of notable publications such as Times Magazine and New York Times.However,Nikola Tesla had a very close relationship with a German Journalist known as George Sylvester Viereck.
George Sylvester Viereck served a five-year jail term from 1942 to 1947. Tesla died in 1943. It is not known if the two were still friends in the 1940s when the Government showed so much interest in Viereck’s activities. Viereck’s jail sentence was because he failed to disclose in America of his NAZI Regime affiliations. He was German-American, lived in Riverside drive in New York and was a noted Nazi regime affiliated propagandist. Nikola Tesla held interviews in his Manhattan home, the 20 thfloor of Governor Clinton hotel. He talked of his early days as an inventor and his predictions for the 21 stCentury.
What made this relationship unique was that Nikola Tesla’s relationship with Viereck went as far as him dining at Viereck’s home. While Nikola would entertain journalists in his home, he visited Viereck at his home. Nikola Tesla predicted a few things that are happening exactly as he envisioned. He talked about a cleaner environment. He said that the pollution happening on the Beaches of the city would be a strange phenomenon soon. Thirty -five years later, the EPA was formed. The Environmental Protection Program (EPA) in US, an agency that deals with the…