SciFi Q of the Day: Cloning Tesla

SciFi Question of the Day: If we could successfully clone Nicola Tesla as an embryo, then an infant, how should he be raised and educated, and by whom?

Google Plus Answers:

  Jenn Thorson  Well, you KNOW Angelina Jolie will be trying to adopt. 🙂

  Justin Stapleton  My vote would be for Neil deGrasse Tyson, or Bill Nye

  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.

  michael interbartolo  +Justin Stapleton father choices. for mothers Kaylee Frye.

  David Grigg  A genius needs a tough childhood to overcome triumphantly. So, a single mother working for minimum wage.

  AmyBeth Inverness  OMG +Jenn Thorson LMVAO!

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.

Facebook Answers:

  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.

(Just kidding!)

  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.

  AmyBeth Fredricksen erg

  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

The shortlink for this post is

The next SciFi Q of the Day is Multiple Moons.

After reading these answers I wrote a short (3,500 words) story about cloning Tesla, called Potential. I broke it into three parts, here are the links. I hope you enjoy it!

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9 Responses to SciFi Q of the Day: Cloning Tesla

  1. Pingback: Potential: Part 2/3 « Under Loch & Key

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  4. new questions:
    If the only way you could save the alien planet’s doomed population was to introduce a fake religion that forced them to take shelter in temples, would you do it? (Reword… this comes from the classic Nightfall by Asimov and Silverberg)

  5. Oh, and the one about a hot beverage… with a Jedi? Alien?

  6. …and…and… geez, why can’t I think these up all at once? Great. Now I’ve forgotten what I was gonna say.

  7. You see a gazebo on a grassy hillock. You have the element of surprise. Do you…
    1) Draw your rapier and charge, hoping to scare the gazebo away from the hillock it is obviously attacking?
    2) Lead your party to a position more suitable for ranged weapons?
    3) Approach it calmly, take off all your armor, and have a nice mug of tea and some scones?

  8. Pingback: SciFi Q of the Day: Multiple Moons | AmyBeth Inverness

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