Yo, Elon, can you spare a few?

Since Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was asked – and responded positively – to help fund a museum dedicated to Nikola Tesla, here's another way he could boost the history of the man who gave his name for Elon's company.

"Electricity: The Story and Life of Nikola Tesla" is a planned television docu-drama about the life of the Serbian-American inventor. Tesla, among many other inventions, patented the alternating current (A/C) power generator. He died in 1943.

Here's the hook: "In the late 1890s, Tesla's name was virtually removed from history and buried by the Gilded Age's most wealthy and powerful men. Until now!" That's the line that is being used to gather funds on the microfinancing site Kickstarter. The film is being promoted by engineer and entrepreneur Wilhelm Cashen. So far, Cashen has raised almost $24,000 of the $35,000 he says he needs, and the rest of the money needs to be pledged by September 9. Think it's a worthy goal? Head over to the Kickstarter page to show your support.


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      Rotation
      • 2 Years Ago
      No idea why ABG ate my previous comment, but this says it is a docudrama. And that a docudrama is going to correct history. That doesn't make sense. Docudramas are not true. You're not going to fix lies with other lies.
      Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like they are close to $26,000 now. I want the magnet, so hopefully they reach their goal.
      Disgruntled Goat
      • 2 Years Ago
      For all the evil of Atlas Shrugged (and Ayn Rand) - one of the interesting points was the investion of an electric motor that utilized static electricity to run....
        Joeviocoe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Disgruntled Goat
        By the very definition of 'static'... that motor won't run.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Everyone should check out teslacommunity.com and join as a member, it's free and their making technology cool! Tell your friends. The more members we have, the better position we have to "Change History" and get Tesla in the mainstream. The docudrama is in pre-production and the screenplay is completed and being shopped in the Entertainment Industry. We have to teach our children, "you can't steal another man's work and get away with it forever"!
      winc06
      • 2 Years Ago
      Excuse me, but promoting the funding of a Nicola Tesla video has what to do with green automobiles? How about a Tim Holt film festival because his name rhymes with Volt? Or a biography of the last Pope Pius because, except for the 'r', it is the same as Prius? This is just pathetic. green.autoblog needs a new editor.
        Ryan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @winc06
        Maybe if you watch the movie about Tesla you will understand that you can't have electric vehicles without the advances in electricity that he made. I guess that is why they need to make it. But, there are other EV news stories they could be covering as well. And they need to fix the Yahoo! authentication.
          Rotation
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ryan
          The Google auth is messed too. Over on AB, it says "you cannot post right now" over 90% of the time. AB/ABG don't seem to care enough to fix this.
      DarylMc
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've read a little about Telsa the inventor. It should be fascinating to watch for all ABG fans. I will give the book a plug again. http://www.amazon.com/Empires-Light-Edison-Westinghouse-Electrify/dp/0375507396
        Rotation
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DarylMc
        Is that book trying to be a companion book to Emire of the Air or something? Strange about the names.
          DarylMc
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Rotation
          It's not too technical but more about the people, the business dealings and the battles to promote AC or DC power. Plenty of reviews on Amazon if you are interested.
      AUTO WORLD
      • 2 Years Ago
      auto world www.gt36.blogspot.com
      Ian Bruce 伊恩·布鲁斯
      'Bout time. I would totally watch this. One of relatives worked for Edison and he was a total dick... Edison, not my uncle. And not Edison the electric company... Edison the terrier-toasting dick.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Help crowd-fund a Nikola Tesla vs Super Man - Super Bowl XLVII Commercial - http://www.indiegogo.com/nikolateslasuperbowl
      Dave D
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tesla was like a "modern" Leonardo. He came up with all kinds of things that moved us forward in many fields. Hopefully they will do the movie well and avoid too much sensationalism. He actually did have a lot of people who didn't give him credit and tried to keep him out of the spotlight, but that was mostly because he was such an abrasive A$$ half the time and a bit mentally ill, especially towards the end.
        brotherkenny4
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dave D
        Most people are crazy. Aliens, ghosts, magic spells, fiscally responsible republicans. There are many crazy things people believe in. Most never invent anything useful though.
        DarylMc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dave D
        What? You don't count your steps to work to make sure they are divisible by 3 :)
          Dave D
          • 2 Years Ago
          @DarylMc
          And he also locked himself in his hotel room for like the last couple of years of his life and would only let them bring in towels and things if they did it in sets of 3, etc. Ok, maybe he was a more than "a bit mentally ill" there!!! He was quite off his rocker. But he was a brilliant nut job LOL
          DarylMc
          • 2 Years Ago
          @DarylMc
          Hi Dave D Since I am an electrician I am biased but I think the induction motor was the greatest invention of the 20th century. To me it goes to show a number of things. Inventing and developing something may not get you the rewards you deserve. Although someone develops something very useful, they might never repeat that in the rest of their life. And it takes all types
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