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|Dedications and acknowledgements:|
|Nicola Tesla - "Power to the
When Nikola Tesla invented the AC (alternating current) induction motor, he had great difficulty convincing men of his time to believe in it. Thomas Edison was in favor of direct current (DC) electricity and opposed AC electricity strenuously. Tesla eventually sold his rights to his alternating current patents to George Westinghouse for $1,000,000. After paying off his investors, Tesla spent his remaining funds on his other inventions and culminated his efforts in a major breakthrough in 1899 at Colorado Springs by transmitting 100 million volts of high-frequency electric power wirelessly over a distance of 26 miles at which he lit up a bank of 200 light bulbs and ran one electric motor! With this souped up version of his Tesla coil, Tesla claimed that only 5% of the transmitted energy was lost in the process. But broke of funds again, he looked for investors to back.... his project of broadcasting electric power in almost unlimited amounts to any point on the globe. The method he would use to produce this wireless power was to employ the earth's own resonance with its specific vibrational frequency to conduct AC electricity via a large electric oscillator.
When J.P. Morgan agreed to underwrite Tesla's project, a strange structure was begun and almost completed near Wardenclyffe in Long Island, N.Y. Looking like a huge lattice-like, wooden oil derrick with a mushroom cap, it had a total height of 200 feet. Then suddenly, Morgan withdrew his support to the project in 1906, and eventually the structure was dynamited and brought down in 1917.
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Wireless Broadcasting Inventor
Hedy Lamarr is almost certainly the only Hollywood star that had claim to a patent on a significant technological breakthrough - one that has become the basis for modern communications.
|Hedwig Kiesler (Hedy Lamarr): Originator and patentee of Spread Spectrum 1942.|
|Norbert Weiner: Author of Cybernetics
Luckily for us, these merchants of lies, these exploiters of gullibility, have not yet arrived at such a pitch of perfection as to have things all their own way. It is only in the large community, where the Lords of Things as They Are protect themselves from hunger by wealth, from public opinion by privacy and anonymity, from private criticism by the laws of libel and the possession of the means of communication, that ruthlessness can reach its most sublime levels.
Of all anti-homeostatic factors in society, the [sociopathic] control by business of the means of communication is the most effective and most important. That system which more than all others should contribute to social homeostasis is thrown directly into the hands of those most concerned in the game of power and money,
Who is to assure us that ruthless power will not find its way back into the hands of those most avid for it?
Norbert Weiner: Author of Cybernetics MIT 1947 -Chapter 6: "Information Language and Society".
|Stewart Brand: Seminal historical
contributor to the rise of San Francisco &
"Silicon Valley" as a powerhouse of new
cybernetics civilisation*. Author and Producer of the
"Whole Earth Catalog" 1968-71 which
inspired and gave "information about tools" for
a generation of young Americans to seek self-sufficiency
and independence from the "grid" and
whose original concept and editorial ethos has guided
(The Long Now Foundation)
"The thing about reading history is that it makes you want to do some....." SB
* From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart
Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital
Speaking at Monterey Feb 2006
|Trevor Howell: British
Lawyer, Co-operative pioneer, constitution writer and
founder of "People In Common" 1973 (d.1976)
The "PIC Constitution 1973" re-introduced the (revolutionary ancient Athenian) concept that "The General Meeting" shall constitute the "Committee of Management" of a corporate body constituted under English Company Law....
Fully isonomous democracy is the final substantial component required for completion of the post-renaissance western civilisation project.....
|GLENN E ELMORE N6GN
Visionary amateur microwave broadband datacomms pioneer: Inexpensive Multi-Megabaud MICROWAVE DATA LINK
................. A whole spectrum of new user applications and the possibility of a nationwide or even worldwide digital Amateur network are two major areas made possible by faster hardware".
Originally published in "Ham Radio Magazine" December 1989
Glen Elmore N6GN
To all the individuals and groups who have worked and continue to work on building the first implementations of the World Wide Community Wireless Internet Movement since 1998. http://www.wlan.org.uk/operational_wlan_sites.html
Speedy Keen: & the Group Thunderclap Newman "Something In The Air" 1969
Call out the instigators
To raise a Dawn of Freedom we gave our days.........