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.
By Danny King