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The Story of the Smartest Man Who Ever Lived and Why You Haven’t Heard of Him

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It's likely that many anolomlies in human genetics have occurred in obscurity. For an exceptional intellect to go unnoticed by society is not surprising. Perhaps some of humanity's greatest minds were destroyed by war, plagues, civil unrest or servitude to a particular social class's order.

The man who gave the world alternating electric current and lite up the planet with light in a large scale with hydro-electric generation from the Niagara Falls region, for the World's Fair in Buffalo, N.Y., Nicola Tesla had soon afterwards been forced into living in obscurity after short-lived world fame.

Because Tesla could effectively harness electricity usefully, he'd had hundred of his parents stolen, research funds withdrawn: because his wireless transmission of energy was feared by capitalists who believed that they'd no longer be able to: sell power fule to the public; he'd been intentionally ignored.

Many other ingenious people's ideas may have seemed to threaten the political structure of the times; and the revelations of such human intelligence could have easily been passed over.
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Sad, and so very true.
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Sometimes when u know so much, u lose interest in your livlihood, in people, in sex or in fame. Particularly everythin. A sage/ hermit like situation...
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Because you realize the flaws in systems and other things, it's kinda sad actually
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Yes, it is...
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Being so smart is a toxic gift, because when you know a lot you also know how meaningless everything is and that there is no real goal or solution in life to some greater ending/ reward... it sounds sad but it's just reality.
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an 8 year old casually writing his own language, and not only that but also just decides that the way of counting in that language should be in base 12, I think most people don't even know that there are other systems like base 10 (decimal)
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I actually had no idea it existed, why do we even need any other systems?
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Well for example a computer needs binary which is a base 2 system with only 0 and 1 as numbers. Because a computer only knows 2 states, on and off.. image having a plate of lights and depending on how many you turn on and how many you turn off you get a different number so all lights off would be 0, 1 light on and 1 off could be 1 and both lights on could be number 2
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This story made me extremely sad.
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this story is truly a tradgedy if he could have fixed his medical issue, i understand it was sudden. maybe he could have written about that as well. it's very sad too. he lived thru so much, Your eyes, wat they say, eyes wide open now. I've had that happen on a different level. not mathematical, but woke up 1 day w wat Yu will call an epiphany, everything feels different even the air. i felt as if i no why I'm here now, Yu probably think I'm crazy, but i swear that happened to me. the pettiness of materialistic things, i was just like, no I'm straight, i don't need that.. crazy new me, i swear. but the pain William endured, i wudnt want that for anyone...
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Albert is such a cool scientist and studies TIME and Energy E=mc^2
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A sad story of parental manipulation and public opinion.
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this is interesting
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This comment came alive and ran away.
he inspired me to do lot's of maths
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was ''William j '' William James Sids ?
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I'm not sure whether he had 250-300 IQ
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I like your videos of space
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