The two different and opposed personalities of Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo Marconi received their respective treatments amid an elite and upperclass academic consortium. The preference for caste and wealth apparently yet remains the fundamental “scientific” consideration. Deviations induced by caste affiliations expanded the persona of Marconi beyond his due, propelling him and his inferior technology out into a world now prepared to idolize him.
Thereafter, the wealth which attached itself to his fame permitted the further expansion of the inferior wave technology which has overwhelmed society. Over commercialized in the consumer marketplaces, Marconi wave radio flooded the world. This flood proliferated not only inferior communications modes but also an inferior engineering science, one which now denies the very existence of Teslian Radiant Stream Energy. Nevertheless, The weak radiative wave energy of Marconi could never and will never compete with the Radiant Stream Energy which Tesla championed.
The favors, lavished upon a supposed scientific member of the European high caste, has resulted in a deviation from the intended path which has lasted for nearly a century. Because of the weight placed on Marconi, a superior Teslian technology was ignored. The repercussions of this completely irrational maneuver have condemned the world to a continued reliance on inferior technologies and, in a more ultimate sense, on an obsolescent utilization of fuel products. This impossibly dense situation has proven far too resistive for even those best equipped and motivated to undertake the reproduction of Teslian technology. Military personnel who have long had a similar fickle relationship with things Teslian began their search only after the inventor himself had passed away. But the history of their involvement with the new technological forays marking the last century’s turn is just as fascinating as he manner in which academia treated the sciences of waves and rays.
Eighteenth Century Military leadership became a rigidified elite group, a foppish reversal of their onetime low social caste as blood-encrusted servant-warriors. Their newfound poise as decorated officers and gentlemen compelled an innate abhorrence of scientific accoutrements, contraptions considered “frivolous” and “undignified”. The overestimation of blackstrap leather, square jawed grit, and sheer strength of numbers versus “applications intellectual” took a violent turn two minutes into the first battle of World War I, where Nineteenth Century military brawn was introduced to Twentieth Centuiy scientific warfare. Empowered by years of prior research and development, the new battle-front of steel helmets, tight-fitting canvas uniforms, deadly gas, gas masks, tanks, hand grenades, field radio communications, and superior artillery wiped away those first feather-festooned officers in satin who rose over the hill on horseback. Later developments introduced the world of armies to a new battlefield in the skies. Dirigibles, airplanes, airgunners, airbombers, and all the subsequent tactical developments accompanying the acquisition of new materiel for war, suddenly and unexpectedly made their unwelcome appearance. Now, even in the absence of “battle-ready” proof, the military simply began entertaining every sort of potential weapon system. Not one such technological possibility was to be rejected.
Science had become the tool of power on all fronts. With or without military approvals, science had become the eyes and ears of all world power. Hard scientific prowess, not military format, did more than turn any geopolitical conflict Scientific equipment always enunciated the outcome. Military were traditionally too proud to admit this fact. Scientists, not well groomed officers, provided the modern route toward battle victory. Military leaders found themselves training with their men in the use of all these new scientific tactical advantages. The employment of experimenters and researchers began the long tradition of liaisons between the creative community and the commanding community. The initially rude and brusque encounter between military leadership and pedestrian experimenters grew into a flame of wonders, a flame from which projected so many new and diverse sparklets. These sparklets flooded the decade between World Wars, the last decade where strange and anomalous natural discoveries arrived in a mysterious and thrilling starfall. Military leaders appropriated weapons-potential hardware as soon as it appeared. A new thought regime began connecting the two diverse weapons regimes together in a truly bizarre manner, an equally bizarre concept emerging. Once the absolute bastion of all that was practical and reasonable, the military research teams began entertaining more of the exotic and the outlandish in scientific possibility. This method, the “way of dreamers”, had proven itself to be an inestimable advantage, now even a necessity.
How were the superior rayic technologies of Nikola Tesla overshadowed by the inferior wave radio applications of Guglielmo Marconi? What kind of strange legerdemain had Marconi so successfully employed that he could so completely dominate the industry of communications that his name alone is equated with radio? In order to comprehend the nature of this ludicrous opinion, so fervently maintained by the turn of the century academicians and military, we must examine the atmosphere acquired by Marconi through all of his public relations support structures. Military, a traditionally elitist organization, at once grasped the tremendous potential of radio communications in the worldwide theatre which they embraced. Military prized the potentials of every technological breakthrough. Naval authority especially sought the new development of Radio for its obvious utility in defense.
While appreciation of the potential “science advantage” had sometimes reached the attentions of military groups at the turn of the Century, the strong reliance on systems scientific had not yet completely come of age. Examination of patents, just before the onset of World War I, reflect the excessive deliberations of inventors and researchers who found a sure market in developing military equipment Bidding for the attention of military leaders in this time period was never easy. One had to overcome the hardened elitism which characterized the archetypal officer, the pure soldier. Marconi had done just this in England, but only through auspices secured by his English mother, of aristocratic birth. Marconi was able to sell to the British military a system which their own scientists had already devised. But for his bravado and aristocratic connection, he would have been rebuked for the insolence. Through this incursion, as it were, wave radio made its contaminating appearance first in the British military, and then in the world at large.
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