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Oil is a limited element throughout the world. What if one day there is no more oil? Then we need to use something else to replace the boost for cars. Do you think electricity can do well on that? Is electricity limited or producible?

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oil can be produced from organic matter(and trash) artificially. once we get so low on oil, this technology would be furthered. it would make gas prices rise dramadically, but by then, it shouldn't be that different.

 

the electric motors and such still need lubricant. they might be able to rig it with magnets such that parts don't touch, though.

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Oil is a limited element throughout the world. What if one day there is no more oil? Then we need to use something else to replace the boost for cars. Do you think electricity can do well on that? Is electricity limited or producible?

 

To the extent that oil is used to produce electricity, there will be some problems.

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does producing the oil use less energy than we get from say burning it?

 

Also curretnly most of the worlds electricity is generated from burning fossile fules, so saying replacing oil with electricity isn't really the problem, it's finding better ways to make electricity...

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Nikolai Tesla spent his fortune inventing a device that could convert extraterrestrial sources of electricity to deliver a cheap, unlimited supply, anywhere on earth. Industrialized nations of the 1930's did not want it. He failed to market & perfect his prototype. All that remains is a few faded photographs and half-baked ideas about what it was.

 

Yes, apparently the U.S. Navy is conducting experiements in Alaska today, using his notes and drawings. Any preliminary results still being secret.

 

There are also vast extraterrestrial hydrocarbon resources here in our solar system. The gas giant planets contain a lot. But one of the difficulties in "mining" it could be in overcoming the massive Gravity to extract it. Further probes may discover literal clouds of this kind of oil, floating in free space. Then, it would only being a matter of containing it, to transport back.

 

As for ready replacement for oil, a major cheap & renewable source here on earth, is alcohol. It is estimated that a gallon could be distilled from unused agricultural waste and delivered to the consumer for less than $1 (without tax). Most gasoline engines could be converted easily by 1/4 turn on whatever aspirating device to mix with air in burning. Further, alcohol is more efficient and cleaner burning fuel, producing only CO2 and H2O as gaseous emmissions.

 

Yes, gasahol has gained popularity and alcohol is used in top fuelers. But I suspect that the same financial dynamic that killed Tesla's project is still working against a cheap, renewable and universal source of energy for mankind's locomotion.

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Nikolai Tesla spent his fortune inventing a device that could convert extraterrestrial sources of electricity to deliver a cheap' date=' unlimited supply, anywhere on earth. Industrialized nations of the 1930's did not want it. He failed to market & perfect his prototype. All that remains is a few faded photographs and half-baked ideas about what it was.

 

Yes, apparently the U.S. Navy is conducting experiements in Alaska today, using his notes and drawings. Any preliminary results still being secret.[/quote']

sounds like a half baked conspiracy theory. got a link?

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In case you were wondering, Nikolai Tesla was an engineer for the General Electric company, and built the first electrical generating plant at Niagra Falls, N.Y.

 

He was a contemporary of Thomas Edison, with whom he had many arguments, and is responsible for the whole world being wired for A/C transmission of electricity.

 

A prolific inventor in his own right. He rarely patented any of them, and is considered the original "mad scientist". One invention he is now officially credited for is the Radio, overturning Marconi's claim. His Tesla coil, which is now used primarily as a parlour game, was the basis of the machine that Marconi experimented with when he transmitted a voice message across the Atlantic Ocean and is a radio transmitter in it's own right.

 

The radio, btw, was what Edison was trying to invent when he built a telephone 2 yrs. before Bell, but didn't patent it, because it still had a physical connection (ie. wires) to the reciever.

 

There is no "conspiricy theory" as far as I know, about Tesla. You can readily find plans to build your own Tesla coil out of parts from a monitor, some PVC pipe and a neon balast resistor. Or, you can buy one at Radio Shack.

 

Also, much of the inspiration for the Star Wars missle defense system (which won the Cold War) came from Tesla's unfinished work, many years after his death.

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Also, much of the inspiration for the Star Wars missle defense system (which won the Cold War) came from Tesla's unfinished work, many years after his death.

 

if your referring to teslas proposed energy beam, thats a long way away from the star wars system. I would doubt that the scientists involved in the project had even heard of tesla's work on energy beams

 

also could you please stop posting in all caps, its a bit annoying

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