Thomas A. Edison
Thomas A. EdisonFebruary 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham BellMarch 3, 1847 - August 2, 1922
Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876. Bell considered his most famous...
R. Buckminster Fuller
R. Buckminster FullerJuly 12, 1895 - July 1, 1983
Charles Kettering
Charles KetteringAugust 29, 1876 - November 25, 1958
Edwin Land
Edwin LandMay 7, 1909 - March 1, 1991
Pierre Beaumarchais
Pierre BeaumarchaisJanuary 24, 1732 - May 17, 1799
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (French: [pjɛʁ bomaʁʃɛ]; 24 January 1732 – 18 May 1799) was a French playwright, watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, horticulturalist, arms dealer, satirist, financier, and revolutionary (both French and American). Born a provincial watchmaker's son, Beaumarchais rose in French society and became influential in the court of Louis XV as an inventor and music teacher. He made a number of important business and social contacts, played various roles as a diplomat and spy, and had earned a considerable fortune before a...
Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-LeeJune 8, 1955 -
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS (born 8 June 1955), also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet sometime around mid-November of that same year. Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web's continued development. He is also the founder of the World...
Ray Kurzweil
Ray KurzweilFebruary 12, 1948 -
Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil (/ˈkɜrzwaɪl/ KURZ-wyl; born February 12, 1948) is an American author, computer scientist, inventor, futurist, and is a director of engineering at Google. Aside from futurology, he is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, as has been displayed in his vast...
David Sarnoff
David SarnoffFebruary 27, 1891 - December 12, 1971
Dean Kamen
Dean KamenApril 5, 1951 -
Dean L. Kamen (born April 5, 1951) is an American entrepreneur and inventor from New Hampshire. Born on Long Island, New York, he attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, but dropped out before graduating after five years of private advanced research for the drug infusion pump AutoSyringe. He is the son of Jack Kamen, an illustrator for Mad, Weird Science and other EC Comics publications....