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Nikola Tesla Predicted Smartphones 100 Years Ago

While some may think that the plethora of smartphones and other handheld devices may seem futuristic and ever so modern; the fact is, visionaries have been imagining and predicting similar technology for more than 100 years.

Nikola Tesla, one of the fathers of the modern alternating current (AC) electrical system we use everyday, stated in an interview with New York Times back in 1909 that in the future it would be possible to send wireless messages back and forth across the globe. He envisioned doing so with an easy-to-use handheld device that would readily be available to the masses.

Sound a bit familiar?

He proposed that this wireless messaging wave to bring along with it, an entirely new era of technology. Predicting the coming ¬†of “wireless power,” which is in its infancy today but is already in use in products like Powermat’s charge pads for handheld devices including iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones.

Guess somethings aren’t as crazy as they once seemed…

2 Responsesto “Nikola Tesla Predicted Smartphones 100 Years Ago”

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  2. Brent says:

    Articles like this make you think that what if he were more than a “Visionary”? It’s quite sci-fi, but how fun to imagine that he was actually one to figure out time-travel and this was his subtle way of sharing something he had allready seen? Maybe that fueled his obsession with wireless power? Maybe he did see this and his wireless power idea was his attempt to “re-create” something that hadn’t been researched yet.

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