TeslaAfficianado is an online anomaly. They first appeared online in September and October of 2012. Not much is known about them, except that they made to edits several pages of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. However, most of these edits were removed as an "unsourced and gratuitous company reference" by other Wikipedia users. These edits were the first to mention the secret organization Plus Ultra, well before the 1952 Box and The Optimist.
Nikola Tesla in popular cultureEdit
A popular, growing fixation among science fiction, comic book, and speculative history storytellers is to portray Tesla as a member of some secret society, comprised of other luminaries of science. (While allegedly linked to a variety of real-world legends, from the Freemasons to the Illuminati to Plus Ultra, Tesla denied belonging to any kind of esoteric organization.)
Edison brought an even more refined "class M" iteration to the 1889 World's Fair in Paris, where it was a sensational hit with attendees. A show model is on permanent display atop the Eiffel Tower, where an apartment belonging to Gustave Eiffel is now a museum space. Visitors can peek inside port windows and see mannequins of Edison and Eiffel (and Eiffel's daughter, posed with the phonograph), the tableau commemorating their fabled meeting of September 10, 1899 in which, over cigars and cognac, they discussed possible joint projects and their participation in Jules Verne's "smoking club" for avowed futurists, dubbed Plus Ultra. (French composer Charles Gounod was also a guest at this reception, and he and Edison discussed the prospect of recording a performance of Gounod's opera Faust, but a collaboration never materialized.)
1939 New York World's FairEdit
They received pins that declared "I have seen the future." Some pavilions hosted private events for VIP attendees exhibiting even more advanced technological concepts developed by futurist design studios and think tanks like Plus Ultra.
1964 New York World's Fair & Century 21 ExpositionEdit
Many American companies had a major presence, while private design studios with a futurist mandate like Plus Ultra played a smaller though influential role.
William Boeing, founder of Boeing, stated that it was during the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition when he saw a manned flying machine for the first time during a technology showcase co-sponsored by Plus Ultra design studios and became fascinated with aircraft.
- TeslaAfficianado (First appearance)