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Old 04 April 2016, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Dave View Post
Eh. With all respect to Tesla, this is like saying the guy who wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip predicted the iWatch in the 1960's or 70's.
Actually (as I meant to mention in my post) he 'predicted' it back in the mid 1940's. The story goes that he heard such ideas from the inventor Al Gross, who had made one of the earliest walkie-talkies. A similar wrist-mounted two-way radio appeared in Popular Science a year later. A battery small enough to power hadn't been developed but this is only about 20 years after the Tesla interview.
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