Great inventions that never existed
Since the first wheel began to roll, the history of the world has largely been due to the history of inventions. Without the telescope, steam engine, light bulb, airplane, or X-ray - the world would probably have been a different place had any one of these innovations would never been discovered. But let's flip the coin here; what about those great inventions that never existed?
The Wardenclyffe Tower
To begin with the grandest of scales, had Tesla pulled this one off, we might have had free energy all around the globe! Today best remembered for the invention of Alternating current, Nikola Tesla partnered up with JP. Morgan to build a monumental tower that would be able to harness the universe and wirelessly transmit the energy all around. And the best part? It would be free of charge! Precisely that last bit concerning (free energy) didn't go too well with the big shots handling this venture. To say the least, if electricity were totally free, Tesla’s backers didn’t see any possible way to earn money from it? Therefore, the Tower, and Tesla's grand vision, was doomed due to the lack of resources. As a final blow, nobody wanted to pay for the free electricity project to continue.
Father Ernetti was only well known for his unmatched exorcist skills, but also for the invention of the time machine of sorts- the Chronovisor. What was really hiding behind this elegantly named invention? Not much more than an unseen device that was supposed to reconstruct the sights and sounds of the past. The Chronovision, as Father Ernetti would have it, allowed you to witness the scenes from the past watching them as you would watch television. Too bad that the device is, in Ernetti’s death-bed words, supposedly destroyed by its inventors. Ironic as this machine sounds, Father Ernetti loosely described a device we all use currently called the Internet which has the ability to see and hear past events. Perhaps he wasn’t so far-off with his ideas anyway...
The Water Car
That's right, it could have been a completely different story had Stanley Meyer not died an untimely death. His water fuel cell promised the possibility of water-powered cars, the invention that would effectively render oil redundant. But, alas, he died before his ideas took fruition. His alleged last words (before he died), ended with accusing two potential investors of poisoning him - further led to gaining support and claim (to this day), that he was indeed murdered. Many alleged culprits have been named, which include Arab death squads all the way up to secret U.S. Government assassins.
Who knows what the world would look like if these fantastic machines really were among us; for our part, we can only wonder about their grander potential that still inspires others to dream the dream.