Leonardo da Vinci and Nikola Tesla

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According to Jean Jacque Rousseau, "The world of reality has its limits the world of imagination is boundless." By this, Rousseau indicates that without imagination, life would not be as ideal as it is now. As a result, a person who has no imagination in his life is dull. Two inventors, Leonardo da Vinci and Nikola Tesla through their inventions both men made significant contributions to the quality of man's life. Because of their unique imagination, they produced numerous devices we currently could not live without. Although they were both intelligent inventors, they differed greatly regarding their invention, achievement, and their unusual eccentricities.

To begin with, da Vinci and Tesla both created different inventions through out their lives, which affected society greatly. Da Vinci, a genius, created many drawing for others. One of his drawings, the hygrometer monitors the humidity around the moisture-sensitive paintings. Da Vinci not only invented the hygrometer, but also invented other things.

Da Vinci invented a diving apparatus with a snorkel attachment to use against the Turkish fleet. On the other hand, Tesla also invented many great things throughout his life. One of Tesla's inventions influenced everyone in the world. This great invention was the AC motor, which allowed the entire world to have electrical power. Beside the AC motor, Tesla also invented the Tesla Coil, which converts low-voltage electricity into a high-voltage spark. This invention improved society significantly. Both these men provided the world with different inventions when impacted society in a beneficial way.

In addition to differing in the kinds of inventions they created, they also differed in their achievement. Da Vinci's achievements were mostly in his artwork and drawing. One of his achievements was the world's best-known painting, the Mona Lisa, but it was later despised by Michelangelo. Another one of da Vinci's...