A little over a century ago, physicist and engineer Nikola Tesla had devised a “machine” with the ability to fly over cities to deter humans from causing conflict. The first drone? Nikola Tesla patented a Drone?
Nikola Tesla was a genius and a man ahead of his time. Not only did he manage to change the world with revolutionary inventions such as alternating current, but his imagination allowed him to anticipate his time by predicting the creation of television or cordless phones.
But he did not stay there, because as the technologist Matthew Schroyer has discovered investigating his patents, the Serbian inventor, engineer and physicist also described the current combat drones.
He spoke of them as machines or ships that could be remotely controlled, and that would sow peace in the world thanks to their destructive power.
In his patent “Method and apparatus for controlling the mechanism of ships or moving vehicles” granted on November 8, 1898, Tesla wrote that his invention would not require cables or electrical conductors.
It was, therefore, a ship or vehicle that could be controlled through waves, impulses or radiations that would be sent to it through land, water or air. A drone.