Quote 38

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When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. 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 this will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.

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Nick's picture

Does anyone have the source to this quote? Any idea when and where he said it?

deprogrammer9's picture

1909. In an interview with the New York Times, published in Popular Mechanics.

James Lutz's picture

I'm not sure when this quote was stated, but it must have been around 1917

Sathish's picture

It was said around in 1930s

Ameena safiya's picture

He was so far ahead of his time...

Warren's picture

Oh mr Tesla you were so ahead of your time. While im writing this on my mobile device capable of all the things that you just mentioned only years later.

Gabby57's picture

An interview with Nikola Tesla by John B. Kennedy

Colliers, January 30, 1926

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