He remembered triumphant moments when he was struck with a vision of his world transforming electric motor. The same design that’s used everywhere today. Like a flash of lightning, in an instant, the truth was revealed. He was so sure of his breakthrough, that he felt compelled to share it. He sailed for New York City. The seat of the modern world. Soon he’d become the quintessential American success story. Transforming himself from a penny less immigrant, to a legend of his time. The glitterati of New York’s finest would flock to his laboratory to witness the spectacular high voltage demonstrations. Notables such as Mark Twain, John Muir, Sarah Bernhardt, Sanford White, and Teddy Roosevelt, and many others attended. But one person not present was his ruthless competitor Thomas Edison. Nikola would recall the war of the currents, AC versus DC power. At the time, the electrification of the world was at stake.
There was only one kind of power system that could feed cities all over the country that would allow Edison’s incandescent bulbs to burn brightly and Nikola had it. Tom Edison fought against it, tooth and nail. The bitter Edison would even resort to electrocuting stray animals, including a rogue elephant, to insight public fear of Tesla’s AC system. But Tesla would ultimately triumph over Edison by electrifying the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. It was a smashing success. Then, he and partner George Westinghouse, created the world’s first hydro-electric system at Niagara Falls. It was an incredible gamble at the time, and no one was sure it would work, except Tesla…the man of the hour.
Nikola would soon engage the biggest fish in the pond, while undertaking his greatest venture, Wardenclyffe. This fantastic structure was the very combination of Tesla’s vision to create a worldwide communication system for sending sound and pictures. The primary goal was to beat Marconi for the honor of delivering the world’s first Trans-Atlantic wireless signal. By no accident, Tesla’s grand project was to be financed by the devil himself, J.P. Morgan. But Nikola had a secret, the system could also electrify the world. Wardenclyffe would provide limitless, free energy, everywhere, for everybody. When J.P. Morgan would find out about this leap in technology, he wouldn’t tolerate it. He knew Tesla could deliver and the banker over-lord couldn’t put a meter on it.