Learn from Nicola Tesla!
“The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” To develop a methodology as how to think more effectively, we should consider harnessing the computation machines to decompose the problems, cluster and find patterns. If you go very deep, you may find something interesting, but as well as digging into the hole refraining you from grasping a bigger picture.
“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.”. We are given different lives, strengths, and should do all to use them to play in +EV spots, given we are presented with a gift of life. What is +EV, or – more accurately- what is of high EV, we shall decide on our own.
“Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.”. Were that the case, are we already communicating with those beings? What do our eyes allow us to see?
“There is no conflict between the ideal of religion and the ideal of science, but science is opposed to theological dogmas because science is founded on fact. To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end. The human being is no exception to the natural order. Man, like the universe, is a machine. Nothing enters our minds or determines our actions which is not directly or indirectly a response to stimuli beating upon our sense organs from without.”. I fail to model the entity of no beginning and no end, meaning: finite w/o a boundary?
“If the genius of invention were to reveal to-morrow the secret of immortality, of eternal beauty and youth, for which all humanity is aching, the same inexorable agents which prevent a mass from changing suddenly its velocity would likewise resist the force of the new knowledge until time gradually modifies human thought.”. Notice that again the very same power that restricts the change, or restricts all states that should not be allowed.
“The opinion of the world does not affect me. I have placed as the real values in my life what follows when I am dead.”. If you optimize for your life on Earth, meaning a life where you rotten, then the best that you may get is the best out of the rotten. If you optimize for a wider range, then you can get more.
“If I were ever assailed by doubt of ultimate success I would dismiss it by remembering the words of that great philosopher, Lord Kelvin, who after witnessing some of my experiments said to me with tears in his eyes: ‘I am sure you will do it.’”. First, define your goal, out of many goals, based on their importance. The goals that go beyond one’s life represent beyond life qualities. Second, act for that goal. One shall not start from what can do but from what is to be done. Focus on the result, find ways to achieve it. Define yourself clearly.
“The desire that guides me in all I do is the desire to harness the forces of nature to the service of mankind.”. Focusing on helping a human or an animal is to help life survive in its perceivable form. Focusing on understanding the world goes beyond- helps to understand the rules of the game.
“That is the trouble with many inventors; they lack patience. They lack the willingness to work a thing out slowly and clearly and sharply in their mind, so that they can actually ‘feel it work.’ They want to try their first idea right off; and the result is they use up lots of money and lots of good material, only to find eventually that they are working in the wrong direction. We all make mistakes, and it is better to make them before we begin.”. Before doing, plan thoroughly, think about your goals. Learn effectively, defining ways to find sub-optimal strategies, avoid local minimas.
“On more than one occasion you have offended me, but in my qualities both as Christian and philosopher I have always forgiven you and only pitied you for your errors.”. Straightforward. One acts given to one’s understanding of life. Cannot make better moves unless understands something more. To understand, you have to be ready to ask questions.
“Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world.”. Therefore, forget about senses to look for quality beyond that.
“Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all, a marvelous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception, and so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it.”. Living in any condition is +EV. Weaknesses are +EV, illnesses are +EV. Why do we have to learn?
“But the female mind has demonstrated a capacity for all the mental acquirements and achievements of men, and as generations ensue that capacity will be expanded; the average woman will be as well educated as the average man, and then better educated, for the dormant faculties of her brain will be stimulated to an activity that will be all the more intense and powerful because of centuries of repose. Woman will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress.”. To tackle the gender problem, have it generalized, and better understood may help us understand more of us (3). In the long-run, one ought not underestimate any element of the entire 3-puzzle.
“The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. My Mother had taught me to seek all truth in the Bible.”. I will refer to this in my life.
“Out of this war, the greatest since the beginning of history, a new world must be born, a world that would justify the sacrifices offered by humanity. This new world must be a world in which there shall be no exploitation of the weak by the strong, of the good by the evil; where there will be no humiliation of the poor by the violence of the rich; where the products of intellect, science and art will serve society for the betterment and beautification of life, and not the individuals for achieving wealth. 7 his new world shall not be a world of the downtrodden and humiliated, but of free men and free nations, equal in dignity and respect for man.”. Generic gradient descent for any learning put on a table of big numbers leads to improvement. Many elements of puzzle (beings) decrease the learning time.
“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.”. I will refer to this in my life.
“Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them.”. What is the difference between the thought and the act?
“If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.” I will refer to this in my life.
“But we shall not satisfy ourselves simply with improving steam and explosive engines or inventing new batteries; we have something much better to work for, a greater task to fulfill. We have to evolve means for obtaining energy from stores which are forever inexhaustible, to perfect methods which do not imply consumption and waste of any material whatever.”. Long-shot energy to protect life. In what form are we to live?
“It was the artist, too, who awakened that broad philanthropic spirit which, even in old ages, shone in the teachings of noble reformers and philosophers, that spirit which makes men in all departments and positions work not as much for any material benefit or compensation — though reason may command this also — but chiefly for the sake of success, for the pleasure there is in achieving it and for the good they might be able to do thereby to their fellow-men. Through his influence types of men are now pressing forward, impelled by a deep love for their study, men who are doing wonders in their respective branches, whose chief aim and enjoyment is the acquisition and spread of knowledge, men who look far above earthly things, whose banner is Excelsior! Gentlemen, let us honor the artist; let us thank him, let us drink his health!”. Let us honor the artists.
“Of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance, what Buddha called ‘the greatest evil in the world.’ The friction which results from ignorance can be reduced only by the spread of knowledge and the unification of the heterogeneous elements of humanity. No effort could be better spent.”. As mentioned before, understanding the rules goes beyond any obedience to uncertain rules.
“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of a planter — for the future. His duty is to lay foundation of those who are to come and point the way.”. A goal that goes beyond the perceived life has a high perceived variance, and lowest true variance.
“The greatest energy of movement will be obtained when synchronism is maintained between the pump impulses and the natural oscillations of the system.”. How is it connected to a prime number?
“All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed – only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle. Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs, the future, for which I really worked, is mine.”. As mentioned, working for a goal beyond life.
“We are whirling through endless space, with and inconceivable speed, all around everything is spinning, everything is moving, everywhere there is energy. There must be some way of availing ourselves of this energy more directly. Then, with the light obtained from the medium, with the power derived from it, with every form of energy obtained without effort, from the store forever inexhaustible, humanity will advance with giant strides. The mere contemplation of these magnificent possibilities expand our minds, strengthens our hopes and and fills our hearts with supreme delight.”. Feel the greatness of life.