The Special Role of Electricity



Already Lenin realised that electricity constitutes a special form of energy apt to call forth structural changes that may have repercussions on societies. The following quotation is said to be by him “Soviet Power plus Electricity = Communism”. Today we might reformulate this visionary statement “Democracy plus Electricity = Human Society”. Lenin could not anticipate the crucial importance of electricity in the fields of application such as electronics, computers and modern laser technology. His far-sightedness is all the more remarkable.


Electric Motor Synergetic Effect Energy Carrier Energy Application Electric Power Research Institute 
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  1. 1.HerrlibergSwitzerland
  2. 2.HurdenSwitzerland
  3. 3.WindischSwitzerland

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