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Nikola Tesla Wi-Fi Statue Pays Tribute to the Great Inventor

Stacy Conradt


Nikola Tesla dreamt of building wireless systems of communication—but while he laid the groundwork for future inventors to carry out that vision, he himself never lived to see it. So in 2013, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dorrian Porter decided to pay tribute to the great inventor by building a statue of Tesla that provides free Wi-Fi to the surrounding area.