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Tesla’s breakthrough moment was a walk in the park (literally) that changed history. Tesla was 26 years old and living in Budapest, where he had been struggling for months to devise a system for generating electricity using rotating magnetic fields. The effort affected his health and Tesla became ill from mental and physical exhaustion.
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During his recovery, he went for a walk in a Budapest park with good friend Anthony Szigety and experienced a sudden epiphany. Here is Tesla’s own account of the moment in which he envisions the solution for an alternating current system to generate electricity.