There’s no denying the next century will be defined by the answers to one big question: how do we solve our dire energy crisis? The answer may have been right under our noses. Electricity is often credited by the mainstream to Edison and Franklin, but “Three Wise Men: Parallel Lines” prove more to the story. For one, the story is not yet over.
Featuring in-depth insight into the journeys of 3 men – born countries apart, generations apart “Parallel Lines” explores the almost mythical connection they share in shaping Earth’s technological standing and sustainability – past, present and future. Because regardless of where and when these men were born, they all have one thing in common: they were encouraged from a young age to envision a better world.
After decades of exploring the globe, during which he amassed the skills, wisdom, and motivation to guide him forward, Deane Thomas arrives in Mauritius, a small island-country in the middle of the Indian Ocean, to set up a game-changing project. It’s a place already-enriched with a history of genius, once that could be the key to a sustainable future due to the exploits of
the two other men whose lives parallel his own.
Nikola Tesla transformed the lives of billions of people with his inventions. His Niagara Falls hydro-power station in 1896, for example, brought electricity to the USA for the first time. Now his descendant, Tomislav Tesla, asks Deane to help with his new hydro-powered technology that works in harmony with the natural environment, a gift in the fight for sustainable energy. Mauritius approaches Deane for help, and this relationship unravels threads between himself, the Tesla’s, and an overlooked figure in this critical episode in history: “Major” Ibrahim Atchia.
Atchia was the son of a trader and became one with the streams flowing behind his home. In 1901, he used them to create a working power plant – without machinery – that brought electricity to all of Mauritius, even before all of London had working electricity.
With the surviving descendants of Atchia and Tesla’s new technology, Deane will use the knowledge and life lessons he’s gained from these parallel lives to present a way forward for humanity, with Mauritius proving itself a hub for creativity and innovation yet again. “Three Wise Men: Parallel Lives” explores this pursuit of a brighter future, because, like the inventors who shaped modern life with their creations centuries ago, the legacy of these parallel lives will shape generations to come.