3 Mindboggling Inventions from Nikola Tesla way ahead of their time

Nikola Tesla invented countless technologies that are still being used today. Among the thousands of patents registered by Tesla, three mind-boggling inventions created over a century ago were simply put, way ahead of their time. Check them out here.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is the true definition of a brilliant ‘mad-scientist’. He is the greatest inventor in the history of mankind. Yet, for an unknown reason, Tesla was left out of our history books.

Even though Tesla was a well-respected scientists, unlike many others, he wasn’t able to translate his revolutionary inventions into long-term successful financial applications. This is perhaps one of the biggest reasons why his brilliant mind was sabotaged and discredited for most of our today’s technology.

In addition to the thousands of patents registered by Nikola Tesla, some of them were way ahead of time, not recognized by the government and financial institutions a hundred years ago.

Here we bring you 4 of Nikola Tesla’s mind-boggling inventions that were way ahead if their time.

The Wardenclyffe Tower

1904 image of Wardenclyffe Tower located in Shoreham, Long Island, New York. The 94 by 94 ft (29 m) brick building was designed by architect Stanford White.
1904 image of Wardenclyffe Tower located in Shoreham, Long Island, New York. The 94 by 94 ft (29 m) brick building was designed by architect Stanford White.

Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Tower was one of the most brilliant –incomplete—inventions created by the electrical genius. The tower as topped by a large conductive dome, anchored to an iron foundation located some 300 feet below the surface. The goal of the tower was to transmit, not only electricity wirelessly, but data and information all across the planet. Tesla had envisioned receiving stations, which would look just like the Wardenclyffe Tower at different nodal points around the Earth. He would “jump energy” by means of wireless from station to station. But Tesla did not stop there, he claimed that with his project, using the same system practically, he could eventually jump power to different planets across the galaxy. The Wardenclyffe tower was envisioned by Tesla as a project of galactic proportions. But free energy isn’t what major corporations wanted back then, and even today its the same mentality. Tesla’s dream of creating an efficient broadcast of wireless energy was cut short when its funder, J.P. Morgan discovered Tesla’s true intentions to provide free power to every soul on the planet and thus, in 1908 the project and Tesla’s dream were abandoned, shortly after that the tower was demolished.

The First man-made ‘UFO.’


Nikola Tesla wasn’t only interested in electricity; his brilliant mind went beyond what ordinary people back then were able to comprehend.

In 1910, Tesla began working on his ‘flying machine’ project. Focusing on the use of field propulsion, or anti-gravity Tesla had discovered that high amounts of electricity could actually create lift in an object. Tesla talked about anti-gravity ships that could derive power from his Wardenclyffe Towers that were broadcasting energy. Tesla’s models did not include wings nor fuel they were completely electric flying machines.

Simply put, Tesla’s UFO was ‘bad ass’. The interior of Tesla’s UFO was equipped with a discoidal capacitor with sufficient size to provide enough thrust to fly, while other small capacitors allowed to control the direction of the flying saucer, to which he added a gyroscopic stabilization system and an electric “drive” control. And if all of that isn’t enough, Tesla had more; the interior of the ship was equipped with flat screens and external video cameras for the pilots blind spots.

Tesla’s UFO has eyes, and these were made of electro-optical lenses, arranged in quadrants, allowing the pilot to see everything. Screens and monitors are placed on a console where the browser can observe all areas around the vehicle, and Tesla’s incredible invention included magnifying lenses, which could have been used without changing positions.

Nikola Tesla’s Death Ray


The Peace Beam or Deat Ray as people call it today was a device meant to stop traditional methods of going to war. The way Telsa envisioned the Death Ray, would have prevented people from going into the battlefield, which would have consequently reduced the number of wounded.

The Death Ray was a fascinating invention. Using a vacuum chamber open at one and, Tesla incorporated a turbine which would direct air flow for the device, allowing it to maintain the vacuum and direct the flow of particles towards where it was intended. Many people around the globe were extremely interested in the project, but Tesla never finished it. According to numerous reports, this project was confiscated by the United States Government, which built a number of similar devices that are believed to be operational today.

“Humanity is not yet sufficiently advanced to be willingly led by the discoverer’s keen searching sense. But who knows? Perhaps it is better in this present world of ours that a revolutionary idea or invention instead of being helped and patted, be hampered and ill-treated in its adolescence — by want of means, by selfish interest, pedantry, stupidity and ignorance; that it be attacked and stifled; that it pass through bitter trials and tribulations, through the strife of commercial existence. So do we get our light. So all that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combatted, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.” ― Nikola Tesla

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