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5/19/09 12:43 PM
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I was thinking that, but allot of his work was never developed for public use.

Maybe you're right. But his work in alternating current, polyphase, AC motors, and wireless radio was amazing.
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 Whoever first figured out that you could plant and grow crops, rather than being nomadic hunter/gatherers. 
5/19/09 12:45 PM
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The guy who invented Tivo.
5/19/09 12:49 PM
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I was thinking that, but allot of his work was never developed for public use.

Maybe you're right. But his work in alternating current, polyphase, AC motors, and wireless radio was amazing.
Let's not forget Tesla Motor cars, "the induction motor, means for increasing the intensity of electrical oscillations, alternating current for long distance electrical transmission, the "Tesla" Coil, bladeless turbines, telegeodynamics, wireless communication systems, radio frequency oscillators, robotics, x-ray developments leading to the creating of the MRI, various devices that use rotating magnetic fields, methods for providing for low resistance in the passage of electrical current, voltage multiplication devices, high voltage discharge devices, lightning protection devices and many others. Nikola Tesla's contributions to electrical generation are the foundation of the industry. Nikola Tesla held over 40 patents in the United States and over 700 patents worldwide."
5/19/09 12:51 PM
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It's not Bell. Stealing inventions when you work at the patent office does not advance the cause of humanity.
5/19/09 12:57 PM
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Adolf Hitler

No, seriously

Thanks to the medical trials he conducted on the jews, a lot of new medicines and cures were found to common diseases
5/19/09 1:01 PM
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Greeks* IMO
5/19/09 1:02 PM
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ohferfuxsakes -  The Grecians

 How does hair coloring further mankind?
5/19/09 1:17 PM
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I second Hitler.

The rapid technological escalation of WWII laid the foundation for the majority of our mechanic and computer equipment we have today.
5/19/09 1:18 PM
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Django - the first meat-eater/hunter



That guy, or the one who figured out to break the bones and eat the marrow.
5/19/09 1:46 PM
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see the thread about African American inventors. We just could not have advanced without them!
5/19/09 1:52 PM
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Dr. Norman Borlaug

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug
5/19/09 1:54 PM
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The computer was before WW2. 1937 - Atanasoff - Iowa State University. Hitler had nothing to do with it.

Edit: misread your post TD???.
Still throwing the info above out there.
5/19/09 1:58 PM
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The Double Deuce - see the thread about African American inventors. We just could not have advanced without them!
Someone made a thread about Benjamin Banneker, Janet Emerson Bashen, Patricia Bath, Andrew Jackson Beard, Miriam E. Benjamin, Edmond Berger, Henry Blair, Bessie Blount, Sarah Boone, Otis Boykin, Charles Brooks, Phil Brooks, Henry Brown, Marie Brown, Robert Bryant, John Albert Burr, George Alcorn, Nathaniel Alexander, Virgie Ammons, George Washington Carver, George Carruthers, Benjamin S. Carson, Emmett W. Chappelle, John Christian,- Donald Cotton, David Crosthwait, Mark Dean, Ronald Demon, Joseph Hunter Dickinson, Clatonia Joaquin Dorticus, Charles Richard Drew, Thomas Elkins, Philip Emeagwali, Sarah E. Goode, Meredith C. Gourdine, George Grant, Lloyd Augustus Hall, Joycelyn Harrison, Augustus Jackson, Thomas L. Jennings, Jack Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, Willis Johnson Frederick Jones, Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Percy Lavon Julian, Everett Just, Roscoe Koontz, Lewis Howard Latimer, Joseph Lee, John Lee Love, Jan Ernst Matzeliger, Elijah McCoy, Alexander Miles, Ruth Miro, Garrett Morgan, Lyda Newman, Alice Parker, Traverse Benjamin Pinn, Willam Purvis, Lloyd P Ray, Cordell Reed, Louis Roberts, Norbert Rillieux, Walter Sammons, Henry Sampson, Jerry Shelby, Richard Spikes, John Standard, Thomas Stewart, Rufus Stokes, Lewis Temple Valerie Thomas, John Henry Thompson, Madame Walker, James Edward West, John Thomas White,- Doctor Daniel Hale Williams, Paul E. Williams, Joseph Winters, Granville Woods, Stanley Woodard, & Kevin Woolfolk?

 

Where?

5/19/09 2:00 PM
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Probably the dude that learned how a fire is made. Pretty much seperated us from the rest of the animals on this planet
5/19/09 2:01 PM
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Probably the first living cell. 
5/19/09 2:03 PM
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Probably a crackhead
5/19/09 4:11 PM
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"The computer was before WW2. 1937 - Atanasoff - Iowa State University. Hitler had nothing to do with it"

Ya, I realize he didn't discover the computer.

Hitler single handedly started and maintained WWII. My logic was that WWII was a huge catalyst for giant leaps in technology(mechanical,computing,weaponry,nuclear physics, etc).
5/19/09 4:15 PM
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TDre42 - "The computer was before WW2. 1937 - Atanasoff - Iowa State University. Hitler had nothing to do with it"

Ya, I realize he didn't discover the computer.

Hitler single handedly started and maintained WWII. My logic was that WWII was a huge catalyst for giant leaps in technology(mechanical,computing,weaponry,nuclear physics, etc).

I got ya. That is why I edited my post to acknowledge my poor reading comprehension - just decided to leave that up there for those who might find it interesting.
5/19/09 5:18 PM
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How about the guy that invented the printing press? Gutenberg(sp?)
5/19/09 5:30 PM
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Tesla

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5/19/09 5:34 PM
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5/19/09 5:40 PM
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We'll have to ask ArtV to decide.
5/19/09 5:50 PM
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Just LOL @ that! Which one?

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