Texting may be a boon in today’s world, but the concept was visualized more than a century ago.
And, it was a pioneering American physicist who had predicted the portable messaging service, like the SMS, via a handheld device in the Popular Mechanics magazine in 1909, its technology editor Seth Porges has claimed in a report.
Nikola Tesla, the physicist, was an inventor and a mechanical and electrical engineer. He was one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity. Tesla saw wireless energy as the only way to make electricity thrive, according to Porges.
Telsa wrote in the magazine that one day it’d be possible to transmit “wireless messages” all over the world and imagined that such a hand-held device would be simple to use and one day everyone in the world would communicate to friends using it, Porges said.
This would usher in a new era of technology, Telsa wrote in the publication. “Nikola Tesla was able to predict technology which is still in its nascent forms a hundred years later. He talked a lot about his other great passion, which was wireless power.
“It has taken a little longer to get off the ground, but work on fascinating wireless conductive transmission is going on right now in research centres at MIT and Intel and other places,” the Daily Telegraph quoted Porges as saying.
108 years ago ! YES One hundred and eight Years !