Greatest Inventors of Our Time

Wendy Stokesby:


Who will remain in the history books? There have been people who, with their inventions, shaped the world as we know it and even today, we can reap the fruits of their labor. The same sense of accomplishment is still associated with those great inventors. They were humble but at the same time brilliant, usually distanced from the world they lived in, and they were ahead of their time. These are the people whose names are celebrated years after they are gone, leaving their legacy for us. And that will last forever.

Here are some of the best inventors:

Thomas Edison

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An American inventor and businessman Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio on Feb 11, 1847 – October 18,1931 was one of seven children from a middle-class family.  The fact that he attended only three months of formal schooling and gained self-education is a sign of recognizing self-improvement at the earliest age as an advantage in life. Most people don’t know he was 90% deaf from a young age but did not let that fact influence his inventing, and on June 1, 1869, only 22 years of age came his first patent for the stock ticker. Thomas Edison is worldly known as the inventor of the electric light bulb, the motion picture camera, and over 1000 more different patents for inventions. He offered to help in the World War I, but he insisted that the weapons were used for defensive purposes only.

Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla was in many ways and will be remembered as an eccentric and a genius. Born on 10 July 1856, of Serbian nationality in Smiljan, the Austrian Empire at the time, passed away on 7 January 1943, in a New York. He played a crucial role in the development of electromagnetism and other scientific discoveries of his time, he studied in Polytechnic in Graz, but he left searching for employment and again enrolled in the Charles Ferdinand University in Prague, but he left without finishing his studies. The greatest and most enigmatic scientists Nikola Tesla, even with his unbelievable number of patents and scientific discoveries, was underplayed during his lifetime and in his passing. He found his temper get the better of him and his innovations and innovative ideas and because of those reasons, he will always miss adequate recognition from the world.

Alexander Graham Bell


Scottish inventor, most notably credited and famous for inventing the modern telephone is the next inventor for the eternity. Alexander Graham Bell is born in  Edinburgh Scotland in 1847  and passed away on 2nd August 1922 in Nova Scotia. The inventor had various patents and scientific discoveries to his name but will be remembered as the person who invented the telephone and conducted the first call on August 1876. The silly thing is the fact that at the end of his life he did not want to have a telephone in his room.

These were just a few words to the people, to whom the whole world owes enormous gratitude for there inventions, the technology they left us and their legacy. Today, many people couldn’t imagine inventions and business as separate.

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