“He always transcended the limitations of just one isolated scientific discipline and was not trapped in a singular cultural mould. He was the herald of a symbiosis between the peaceful wisdom of the East and tumultuous practicality of the West as well as coexistence of science and art.” (Andrej Detela)
With his revolutionary discoveries in the domain of transmission and utilisation of alternating current, wireless communication, remote control and mechanical engineering, Nikola Tesla, a scientific genius, engineer, inventor and discoverer of natural principles and laws, significantly stimulated the technological development of contemporary civilisation. Tesla spent the greatest part of his life in America, where he realised most of his inventions. Altogether, among Tesla’s so-far discovered patents 309 were registered, of which 112 are originals protected in America, and the rest 197, the so-called “analogues” or reissued patents, are held by various countries across the world. However, the significance of his inventions lies in their character and quality rather than in their large number. One of their greatest dimensions is the creation of technological foundation for interconnectedness of people across the planet. The polyphase system enabled consumption of energy without transmission of material and added strong impetus to the development of contemporary industrial civilisation. The system of four circuits in resonance – his greatest invention concerning wireless communication – established the foundations for advanced radio technology and wireless signal transmission.