American Inventor Thomas Edison Creating the Electric Chair

Thomas Edison invented the electric chair so he could show the world how dangerous direct current truly is. Edison wanted to build an infrastructure from the ground up across the U.S. using direct current even though it could only travel 1.6 kilometers before degrading so greatly that it was essentially useless, due to the limited available technology during this period. Nikola Tesla believed that the world should be powered by alternating current as alternating current can carry electricity for hundreds of kilometers whilst only losing a fraction of its total power. During this period of competition between Edison and Tesla, most people thought that Edison was correct in his viewpoint and that the future electric age would utilize direct current

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