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Old 03 April 2016, 04:10 PM
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Default Nikola Tesla: Predicting cellphones in 1926?

Supposedly Nikola Tesla said this in 1926:

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"When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket." -Nikola Tesla, 1926
http://bigthink.com/words-of-wisdom/nikola-tesla-2

Tesla has been heavily mythologized: http://www.skeptoid.com/episodes/4345 So I'm skeptical as to whether he actually said or wrote the quoted line.
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