Target: Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov
Goal: Support physicists’ goal of providing power for the entire world
In 1901, Nikola Tesla oversaw the construction of the Wardenclyffe Tower in New York with the hopes that the tower would wirelessly provide power for the entire world. However, only 16 years later the tower was demolished as it never became fully functional.
Now, according to Inhabitat, almost 100 years later Sergey and Leonid Plekhanov want to reconstruct Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Tower and really do it right this time. After doing extensive research, the Plekhanov brothers believe that Tesla was on the right track, but did not have the modern resources to make his dream a reality.
The brothers have spent the past 5 years doing research and experiments, testing out Tesla’s Worldwide Energy System. They believe that a nice 100,000 square kilometer desert field, filled to the brim with solar panels, would be enough to provide the whole world with power.
However, the problem lies not in collecting that power, but making it accessible to the masses. Tesla designed his tower to function in a way that power and energy are transmitted underground by using our planet’s conductivity prowess.
Providing power and energy to everyone on the planet is a lofty goal, but as time goes on and our planet’s human population nears 7.5 billion people, the strain on our resources will become greater and innovative ideas like these will need to be funded and researched. The Plekhanov brothers are currently in the process of raising $800,000 so that they can build their tower prototype. Help them by spreading awareness about their project by signing the petition below.
Dear Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov,
This letter is being written to thank you for attempting to make Nikola Tesla’s dream a reality by recreating the Wardenclyffe Tower. Providing power and clean energy to everyone in the world is a hard task to undertake, but we thank you for stepping up and setting a wonderful example.
By raising nearly $40,000 already, you two are proving that even the biggest ideas can be funded and actualized. We hope this petition will help spread the word about your project and help get you one step closer to your $800,000 goal.
Keep up the good work and good luck!
[Your Name Here]
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