While he was not as well-known as others, Lemelson, known as "Jerry," was one of the most prolific inventors of the 20th century, with some 600 patents to his credit for products like automated warehouses, industrial robots, cordless telephones, fax machines, videocassette recorders, camcorders and the magnetic tape drive used in Sony’s Walkman tape players. Lemelson also made a name for himself-not always in a positive way-as a defender of inventor’s rights, where he actively sued organizations and companies he felt had infringed upon his patents. (Source)
Bre Pettis- Makerbot, which is a Brooklyn-based company that makes machines that make things.
"Everyone always talks about entrepreneurship like a marathon, that it is a long haul that you have to push through. I say it’s more like ‘parkour’ where you jump from one building top to another. You always need to shift and adapt; and if you do it enough, you begin to anticipate different situations. It’s never going to be a straight path to something and you need to know when something is not working. There is a difference between being stubborn, and knowing when its not working in order to approach it differently." (Source)
Take a journey back to a time to before CGI, when pyrotechnics and model-making were the chief tools in science fiction’s special effects. From Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to Gerry Anderson’s UFO and Space: 1999, one man was central in setting the standard for the Star Wars enterprise to come… (Source)
Born in Kyoto in 1966, the internationally educated Ito dropped out of two different colleges and, as early as 1985, became one of the first people to register for and study an online course. This knack for early adoption served him well in later years, and he’s now credited with a hodgepodge variety of ‘firsts’, even having helped kickstart the nascent rave scene in Japan.