Established in the late 1880s, “The Current War” details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, and the race to create a marketable and sustainable power system. In 2017, it is almost impossible to imagine a world without electric light. “The Current War” brings to life the innovations and rivalries that could change the world. Thomas Edison knew he was a genius, and he made sure everyone would know that. In 1879, he and his team successfully completed the first bulb tests, declaring the end of the night, as people knew. But the widespread distribution of electricity has been a daunting challenge. Edison was convinced that his system was superior, but entrepreneur George Westinghouse, Edison’s less flamboyant competitor, had a different idea, seeing fatal flaws in Edison’s current design. By triggering a war on electricity, Westinghouse and Tesla bind everything on a risky and dangerous alternative stream. Electricity pioneers have competed to bring their inventions to people. At a time when a handful of technological giants threaten to create uncontested dominance, “The Current War” is a reminder that rivalry is generating innovations.