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Structural supports and bulbous top it bears a distinct resemblance to Nikola Tesla's warden cliff tower sometimes called the tesla tower which was an ill-fated power project envisioned by the famous engineer in the early twentieth century the tower was meant to provide free energy all over the planet using wireless technology but instead wound up scrapped by creditors. After tesla couldn't pay the mortgage on the property visits vision statement, rendered in all caps on its website is to power the planet and bring light to the world indicating that its primary goal is indeed power related. They're aiming to offer epic trinity without traditional infrastructure as part of the partnership with Baylor University. If it's anything like tesla system, it could also offer new ways to send signals for radio communications. And. Global positioning systems, and it could bring city to the one point three billion people worldwide who don't have it and don't have the infrastructure to get it. According to company literature. The endeavor relies heavily on what are called zanuck surface waves these waves named for Jonathan Senic a twentieth century, physicist and electrical engineer are electromagnetic waves that harnessed earth surface is a sort of wave guide or conduit for electricity and communications signals so powerful that they enveloped the entire planet without the need for wires. Unlike so many other types of transmissions zanuck waves don't suffer degradation from challenges like solar flares lightning or other electromagnetic pulses sounds like a fairly straightforward corporate experiments so far right setup. Power transmitters in one location. And then the receivers in another tweet the variables of it. And then determine if you can make your theories work in real world conditions. The thing is when it comes to Nikola Tesla's legacy. Nothing is simple. His legend is fertile ground. Not only for real modern science. But also for fringe theories of all kinds down the rabbit hole. Wego let's review. In nineteen forty-three, tesla a brilliant possibly mentally ill. Scientist died in the hotel. He was living in US officials immediately seized the scientists research a partially in hopes of finding plans for a secret death-ray particle beam weapon. And of course, also to prevent access spies from getting their hands on any useful. Scientific revelations hundreds of pages of those documents were subsequently classified and went missing. It wasn't until two thousand sixteen that a freedom of information act. Forced authorities to unveil some of those papers it's possible that Tesla's tower had potential applications in some sort of particle Ray weapon, hence, the classified files. Some have even taken to calling device a piece Ray a kind of defense system that the war hating tesla created to prevent countries from attacking each other a powerful invisible. Wall of force that would keep enemies at bay without resorting to violence of bullets or bombs flash. Forward to modern times fringe, there's pounced. On the fact that to a visit technologies top leaders are ex-military with histories and ballistic missile defense. This at a time when the US commander in chief is speaking about a space-based missile defense system and the residence of Milford Texas, reasonably worried about the towers purpose. But there's more when tesla died in nineteen forty-three and US authorities snapped up his research, they called in a well, regarded electrical engineer from MIT to sift through the papers and note, anything useful. That engineer was Dr John g Trump uncle to President Donald Trump after valuating Tesla's work, John Trump scoffed at many of the geniuses ideas as speculative, but why then were these documents classified for so long? And is it just a coincidence that visits tower was constructed after Trump family member was elected to office? Visit technologies did not respond to the request of the house of works editorial staff for comment on the story. But Michael Taylor. Vice president of communications at visit had indicated. Located previously that the first rounds of testing involved low-power waves that wouldn't have any negative effects on humans or animals and has said that the company only wants to improve the lives of people in the community and quote the world around us. As of June two thousand eighteen the company had planned to conduct tests for perhaps six months to a year. And then use those results to reevaluate its future plans for further experiments as to what sort of plans, those might be. We'll just have to wait and see. Today's episode was written by Nathan Chandler and produced by Tyler clang for iheartmedia, and how stuff works for more on this and lots of other electrifying topics. Visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com. Mating matters is why we do what we do. 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