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Buy back the innovator’s land underway

By: Mark Quinlan - Published: • References: theoatmeal & indiegogo
Matthew Inman, of The Oatmeal fame, is spearheading an $850,000 Indiegogo campaign to buy back the land on which Nikola Tesla had his laboratory.

A rival of Thomas Edison, he pioneered many amazing electrical innovations that have been responsible for a multitude of technologies we use today.

Inman plans to work toward the construction of a museum commemorating Tesla’s accomplishments, including alternating current, the concept of radio and radar, the dangers of X-rays, the first hydroelectric plant, and much more.

The plans for the museum have been 15 years in the works, but a retail developer’s claim for the land has made it a pressing issue. 

Implications - Edison spent many years attempting to suppress Tesla’s impact on modern society. A pure innovator, Tesla was overcome by the business-minded Edison and as a result, his name is virtually unknown next to Edison’s. Only recently have businesses recognized his name by including it in their products, most notably Tesla Motors, a car company that markets electric vehicles. Stats for Indiegogo Campaign to erect Tesla Museum Trending: Older & Chilly
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