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The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

Nikola Tesla

"I anticipate that many, unprepared for these results, which, through long familiarity, appear to me simple and obvious, will consider them still far from practical application. Such reserve, and even opposition of some is as useful a quality and as necessary an element in human progress as the quick receptivity and enthusiasm of others. ... The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter--for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way."

This article, extracted from the June 1900 issue of Century Magazine, was the first publication of Nikola Tesla’s essay entitled The Problem of Increasing Human Energy; With Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun’s Energy. Also included is a brief editor’s note concerning Tesla that was placed later in the volume. The long essay is both scientific and philosophical and suggests three ways humans can increase energy and human evolution itself through increasing human mass, reducing resistance, and increasing the acceleration of mass.

Book publisher: Century Magazine (annual collection)
Book copyright: 1900
Book edition: June 1900, First Publication
Issue: Volume 60: Number 2; June 1900
Pages: 48
 7″ x 10″
Dust jacket: No
Illustrations: 13 photos and drawings
Digital edition © 2011 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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