Nikola Tesla Museum
In 2012, Matthew Inman from The Oatmeal, a web comic site, started an Indiegogo campaign to build a Nikola Tesla museum and science center to honor the late engineer and save the site of the Wardenclyffe Tower, which was demolished in 1917. He raised more than $1 million in nine days to create a "Goddamn Tesla Museum." New York state also matched the donations, pushing the campaign over $2 million. Then this month, Elon Musk donated $1 million to get it off the ground.
Image: Matthew Inman/The Oatmeal
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What no mention of the game Star Citizen? It went from zero dollars at 9/1/2012 to $48mil this month.
There is a very good little museum dedicated to Tesla in Belgrade, Serbia. It contains his library, his tools from his workshops and the original examples of his key inventions. I would be interested to know what the Nikola Tesla Museum in New York will contain.
@jrd417 Exactly, half these things I haven't heard of, but Star Citizen is proof that there is a market for it, and they have an established revenue stream from sponsors. I toss then 10.00 a month and have a few ships, because I believe in what they are doing for the PC. Not to mention the ships are very cool....
@jrd417 No kidding. I clicked on this article feeling Star Citizen would at least get a mention.
I wonder how (if) that happened .. considering nearly all his (key) work occurred in the US. Even to this day, not many cultures outside of the US consider 'research' a respectable thing to pursue. :-(