Did Nikola Tesla predict the Use of Drones in 1898?
Nikola Tesla believed that #peace on Earth could be brought about by unmanned machines which would be so powerful that they could end any war. The thought of their menace would be enough to make rivals sit down and start peace talks. The way he envisioned these machines resembles what we know today as #drones.
Nikola Tesla thought that the #robot would be so groundbreaking that it wouldn't require any wires, cables or any sort of electrical or #mechanical connections to be remotely controlled by a human being. For Tesla, the most practical way of controlling such a #machine would be airwaves, impulses or radiation, and that the range of these was the only limit to where the robot could be used.
It is interesting to realise that a brilliant mind of the 19th century could so accurately describe a 21st century machine, but it is appalling to think that the peace he thought this type of weapon would bring seems far-fetched today. This says a lot about the type of #war we have now, and the level of violence our #world has to face.