Prior to the year 1450 making a book was a painstaking task, resulting in only 40-50 pages being printed per day. However, the invention of the printing press allowed mass production of books, with knowledge quickly being able to spread throughout Europe.
In 1950, mathematician Alan Turing shared his belief that computers would one day be so powerful that they would be able to think and also that artificial intelligence would become a reality. He created the Universal Turing Machine in 1936 that could be programmed to do anything, thus starting a new era of business computing. Turing also had a huge impact during World War II, but this wasn’t widely known until the 1970s as his work for the military was considered top-secret.
Inventor of Frequency Hopping
A woman of many talents - known for her beauty and lengthy career in Hollywood - Hedy Lamarr was also an inventor who had a hand in creating technology that was designed to assist the military during World War II. Known as the “Secret Communication System,” the technology was to prevent enemies from intercepting classified messages. In later years it would be further developed to become very important today, not only to the military’s secure communications, but also to the cell phone industry.