National Geographic : 1892 Mar 18
18 G. G. Hubbard- The Evolution of Commerce. water power, for by the electric wire the power may be brought to the house of the operative, and we may again see the private workman supersede the factory operative. A few cars and small vessels are moved by electricity-the forerunner of greater things. We know little of this new agency, but its future growth must be more rapid and more wonderful than that of steam. The secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (Mr. Langley) tells us that "before the incoming of the twentieth century, aerial navigation will be an established fact." " The deeper the insight we obtain into the mysterious work ings of nature's forces," says Siemens, " the more we are con vinced that we are still standing in the vestibule of science; that an unexplored world still lies before us; and however much we may discover, we know not whether mankind will ever arrive at a full knowledge of nature."
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