The modern world and all of our technology would probably look entirely different if it wasn’t for some of the most genius innovators, like Galileo, Marie Curie or even Steve Jobs. These 7 smart boys and girls, as well as their groundbreaking inventions, have radically changed how we interact with every little thing around us, from atoms and molecules all the way to stars and galaxies.
Here are 7 most brilliant innovators who changed the world!
Just imagine if we still lived in a Geocentric society. That would suck! Thanks to Galileo, people finally woke up, and saw that the Sun does not revolve around Earth. To be fair, Copernicus said it first, but couldn’t back it up with evidence. Galileo made his own telescope and showed everyone how moons were orbiting Jupiter, and not our planet.
The Wright Brothers
Can you believe that the Wright brothers had their first successful airplane flight just over 100 years ago in 1903? In just a century our engineers and scientists have perfected this mode of transportation. Even weirder than that, just 40-ish years later, during WWII, there were hundreds of different airplane models. Just let that sink in.
Marie Curie, also known as the “Radioactive Lady”, is best known for her fascination with chemistry, physics, and radioactivity. Aside from discovering Polonium and Radium, which probably shortened her life significantly, she showed the world that being a woman doesn’t mean you’re weak, dumb, or helpless. Marie has always been and will forever remain an inspiration for scientists around the globe.