Today's update is all about the people in this would who have come up with concepts and things that have gone on to change the path of history. People who have changed to world in ways that we are truly unable to grasp. I invite you to read on to make your way on a voyage of discovery into the lives of THE GREATEST THINKERS OF ALL TIME!
Benjamin Franklin invented a bunch of things, like the stove, glasses, and also the urinary catheter. Ben's greatest invention though is no doubt the fridge. He thought that up when one day he was sitting in his front lawn in a wet t-shirt and realised that it was actually keeping him cool, and with that principal in mind he went on to create the fridge!
When it comes to the world of "movie magic" none have done it better than the master...GEORGE LUCAS. This is the guy that brought the light sabre to life, he was behind that awesome scene in the Temple Of Doom where that guy ripped out Indies heart, PRETTY AWESOME STUFF. George Lucas has a ranch and he just hangs out there all the time working on movie technology with his staff. He just goes to the work shed in the morning and says "Okay team, I got a new idea for a weapon! It's an axe...but the metal blade bit is actually made of fire!!!" and everyone surrounding him just gasps and says "holy shit, George you've done it again!!" If you see something that looks cool in a movie, chances are that George Lucas did it.
Steve Jobs was a genius when it game to making gadgets and fun little trinkets that made our lives easier. His first big invention was the iPod! Before the iPod when people wanted to take music with them on a train trip or a bus ride, or when they were going for a walk, you were faced with that decision of picking one CD or cassette for the duration of your trip. Steve Jobs, thought to himself "hmmmm, there is this new mp3 tech that is causing a big stir...what if I make a portable drive for people to put their music onto that they can plug headphones into..." and THE REST IS HISTORY. After that Jobs came up with another device that took phones, iPods, books, computers, alarm clocks, note paper, banks, credit cards, youtube, air hockey tables, video games, DVD players, cameras, as well as a bunch of other stuff, and crammed it all into one device. This was called the iPhone and it changed the world as we knew it. Then people complained that the screen wasn't big enough, and a few days later he said "Here's the iPad! BOOM!" and as they say... the rest is history...
I guess this is a weird choice, but I just think he deserves to be here. He plays the sax really well and it must have been hard having to deal with the death of Michael Hutchence. I just think he's a cool guy.
This guy made heaps of cool stuff. He made lots of progress when it came to robots, making lots of different kinds of robots, robots that could help out around the house, robots that solve problems, lots of different stuff. It was strange though because of all the awesome things he invented, he was always proudest of inventing slot cars. Slot cars were kind of cool, but it was just strange that was the one thing he banged on about.
What is there to say about Thomas Edison that hasn't already been said? Dude was a deadset genius. He invented electricity, the fluoroscope, the alkaline battery, just shitloads of stuff. One of the most important moments in Edison's life and the whole of world history was the WAR OF CURRENTS, where he battled with his nemesis Westinghouse over who would stand as being listed as the creator of electricity in the history books. The two battled it out in several rounds where they would face off against each other with their various forms of electric weaponry. The war ended in 1889 one night when Edison hooked up a cable to the power box on the side of Westinghouse's place and sent 120V AC down the line, blowing up the house. It was reported that Westinghouse was killed in the explosion, however his body was never recovered. Many people claim to have spotted Westinghouse alive and well, some claim that he even went on to work with Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. It is a mystery that will be left to the pages of history...
Just kidding. Fuck you, Jimmy Wales.