Nikola Tesla: Documentary

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/423226

Recently in 2021 and 2022, as part of an innovative and fresh approach, i.e. a non-traditional meeting event: we presented video documentaries. This was very warmly received. So we decided to continue the good work. We proudly present the Documentary: AMERICA EXPERIENCE: "TESLA: Visionary or Madman?" Summary: Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Regarded by many historians as an eccentric genius, Tesla gained international fame for his invention of a system of alternating current that made possible the distribution of electricity over vast distances and is the basis for the electrical grid that powers 21st century life. But the visionary Tesla imagined much more — robots, radio, radar, remote control, the wireless transmission of messages and pictures, and harnessing the wind and sun to provide free energy to all. A showman, he dazzled his scientific peers who flocked to see him demonstrate his inventions and send thousands of volts of electricity pulsing through his body. His fertile but undisciplined imagination was the source of his genius but also his downfall, as the image of Tesla as a “mad scientist” came to overshadow his reputation as a brilliant innovator. Even before his death in 1943, he was largely forgotten, his name obscured by Thomas Edison — his hero, one-time employer, and rival. But it is his exhilarating sense of the future that has inspired renewed interest in the man, as his once scoffed-at vision of a world connected by wireless technology has become a reality. WEBEX client will be needed. Link will be sent 1 hour before AFTER the movie - we can have a brief discussion session. NOTE: You must supply your own soda pop and popcorn! :-) Trivia may also follow, so bring your Jeopardy hats too Co-sponsored by: Subramaniam Ganesan Agenda: 6:00 PM - Welcome and Introductions, Business update; 6:05 PM - Documentary Start; 7:00 PM - End of Documentary; Start of Q & A; Group Discussion 7:15 PM - Wrap Up (ALL times are shown in EST/EDT!) Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/423226