In article <email@example.com>, D. Daniel Vujic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello. Daniel Vujic (writer-producer) here, please forgive the > intrusion, this is a onetime email only! > > A new major feature film is in development about the man who gave the > world light. The man who invented the 20th Century, a man you may not > have heard of before
Everybody already knows who Tesla is (and he's got a car named after him too). The subject header alone made it obvious who you were going to be speaking of.
What may be more interesting is his 1926 interview in Colliers, which was the same year Farnsworth did his thing with TV.
"When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain [...] We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket."
None of this would have occurred without the innovations made ... *not* in the field of engineering, electronics, electromagnetism or technology, but in the field of mathematics! Particularly with the mathematics underlying the information theory, statistics, fourier transforms and its generalizations to wavelets and coherent states.
Some of these innovations have even come back to haunt the older more classical fields, as well as bringing light to those which are still "stuck"; e.g. the application of wavelet analysis to Wilson's renormalization group formalism to complete what Wilson had been trying to devise with his method of analysis (i.e. multiresolution analysis based on wavelet frames).
At this point in the interview, however, the background chorus started to become ominous giving meaning to the interview's title
as he went on (perhaps indirectly) to describe one of the chief consequences of the emergence of this Hive Mind:
"This struggle of the human female toward sex equality will end in a new sex order, with the female as superior... Woman will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress [as] human civilization draw closer and closer to the perfect civilization of the bee. [...] The center of all bee life is the queen."
Notice how many people have got those blasted devices stuck on the sides of their heads or in their hands as of the past few years, like addicts?
Resistance is futile. You too will be assimilated.