Not only he wished to give free, wireless energy to the world, he also wanted to establish long-lasting peace on earth.
For this goal alone, he designed the perfect plan: he would engineer a weapon so powerful that its energy bursts would “bring down a fleet of 10,000 enemy airplanes at a distance of 200 miles from a defending nation’s border and will cause armies to drop dead in their tracks.”
By constructing this tremendously powerful apparatus and distributing it to all leading nations, he would ensure that ww would not make sense anymore since everyone would have an impenetrable offensive and defensive force.
Tesla thought that by selling his invention to the world’s superpowers, he would receive the funding required to carry on with his ultimate experiment of generating unlimited energy.
He initially reached out to J.P. Morgan Jr. by sending him a letter on November 29, 1934, at a time when ww clouds were once again forming above Europe.
“I have made recent discoveries of inestimable value…The flying machine has completely demoralized the world, so much that in some cities, as London and Paris, people are in mortal fear from aerial bombing. The new means I have perfected afford absolute protection against this and other forms of attack.”
Nonetheless, Morgan was unconvinced of Tesla’s idea.