Chris Whissen I think he should be raised by hardworking average folk. People who believe in encouraging their kids to be themselves, but aren’t going to pamper young Nick. He was great because he worked for it, so I think if he had too many advantages he might not want to work as hard against all struggles.
Christy Sandhoff A farmer.
David Grigg A genius needs a tough childhood to overcome triumphantly. So, a single mother working for minimum wage.
I have to go with +Chris Whissen … I think the child should have great scientists as his mentors, but although I believe his parents should be educated, they should also be the kind of people willing to dedicate their lives to raising him (and other siblings?) with love, and encouragement.
…and I think he should have some humanities stuff, like art and music. Not an in-depth study, but enough to let him look at life from a different angle sometimes.
Michael R. Underwood Raised by Batman. Or Tony Stark. Either way, he becomes the greatest good-guy mad scientist on earth.
Walt Marinkovits no……
Pony Horton I was gonna say Jonathon and Martha Kent. If Batman raised him he’d turn out Gay or a drag queen; if Tony raised him he’d be a substance abuser.
AmyBeth Fredricksen OMG Pony! And what if Tesla was a Drag Queen? I was just saying (on the Google Plus version of this question) that he should have some humanities like art and music in his education… being a drag queen could be the PERFECT outlet for him!
Pony Horton Tesla… outlet… HAHAHA!
Bonus Answers From Facebook:
It’s after three in the morning, but I finished a 3,500 word story about cloning Nicola Tesla. Now I’m off to bed.
Juno Suk I’m sure it’s an electrifying read with a tightly coiled plot. COILER ALERT: There’s at least one clone who runs away to the mountains and invents this amazing cough drop, in the chapter titled, “Ricola of Nicola”.
Pony Horton Just SHOCKING!
Dan Bressler Sounds like it has potential. Let me know if you encounter resistance from your readers.
Daniel Beard sounds like you are getting a bit of resistance to this. Think people need to calm down, meditate a little. Just breathe deep and go “Ohm”.
Pony Horton Sounds like you were all amped-up, but mind your sleep cycles. I know how you can get juiced by that creative spark!
I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic. (Or add to the long list of puns…)
The previous SciFi Q of the Day is Time Traveler’s Naivete
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