You may not have noticed, but the title above is actually the name of Thomas Edison written backwards. If you keep reading, you will understand why.
I have always been an admirer of Thomas Edison and his thousands of inventions.
Obviously the electric light tops all the others.
So, I decided I was going to beat Mr. Edison in his own game.
I went on to invent the “electric darkness”.
This little device would allow me to create darkness at the flip of a switch.
I can think of many uses for that:
– Imagine you want to take a nap, but the room is too bright. No problem: turn on your electric darkness bulb and the room goes dark immediately.
– You are at the beach, and the sun is too bright. No problem: your portable electric darkness flashlight comes to rescue.
– At every airplane, next to the reading light, there would be a darkness light, which would throw a beam of darkness just for you.
– I can think of some cool military applications for it as well, but those are too secret to describe here.
The TV advertisement would scream at you the benefits of this wonderful invention, with the traditional “But if you call now…” promotions.
You might know that to get to the proper material for the filament that would work to produce light, Thomas Edison and his team went through hundreds of options until one worked.
So, I followed the same principle:
– I painted a light bulb with black paint, but it did not produce the desired negative light…
– I inverted the batteries in a flash light, but that didn’t do it…
– Different gases inside the bulb. Nothing…
– Alternate Current… Direct Current… Indirect Current… Nothing yet.
– I even tried LSD. No, not that one. This one means “Light-Sucking Diode”, instead of “LED – Light-Emitting Diode”.
Ok, I have talked enough non-sense.
I am an engineer. I know darkness is just the absence of light, so how could I create it with an electric device?
Light always win. In a dark place, when I turn on a light bulb, darkness is gone. It can’t fight back, and they can’t coexist. Darkness, obviously, can’t exist in the presence of light.
That makes me think of an interesting parallel:
In the Bible many times God is associated with light, and Evil with darkness.
In a similar manner Evil is the absence of God. If God is present, Evil is gone. They can’t coexist.
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– The Bible also shows our relation with the light: