My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla - The Art of Teleautomatics Summary & Analysis

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The Art of Teleautomatics Summary and Analysis

In the final article of the book, Tesla examines the theoretical possibilities of his "World Wireless System" if developed along the lines of his theory that humans are actually very complex automatic machines. He reiterates his childhood experiences which strengthen his conviction that thoughts and actions come about because of specific external stimuli. It should be possible, he theorizes, to build an automatic machine that behaves much in the way a human does, exhibiting independent activity and even approaching a certain level of judgment.

As a first step toward such a development, he describes briefly his invention of remote-controlled boats and other remotely-controlled devices using what he calls "teleautomatics." Using his wireless system, he has created these machines that can be controlled from a distance with no wires attached to them. He remarks that he...

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