Thomas Alva Edison - An American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb
Tesla quantum mechanics - To create and to annihilate material substances, causing them to aggregate in forms according to his desire, would be the Supreme manifestation of the Power of mans mind, his most complete triumph over the physical world.
Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance. – Nikola Tesla (via