We love tech, and were recently debating who our all-time tech heroes are, fictional or real.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Kim – Inspector Gadget, Penny and Brain. Surely the first time we came across the concept of the Internet of Things, Google, laptop computers and wireless communications – way before we even knew we’d need them?
- Sohaib – It’s a bit clichéd, but Nikola Tesla has to be up there. Here’s why.
- Marc – Elon Musk, obviously, for striving to create a better world and making patents accessible to other companies to join forces. Fictional hero has to be Iron Man – he’s like Elon Musk but on speed.
- Carlly – Dr. Frankenstein: The original, if … misunderstood, tech scientist. He was hard working and devoted to his job. Never mind all those pesky villagers and the ‘son’ who killed him!
- Tori – Getting down and dirty, Hephaestus is considered the father of modern technology as far as the Ancient Greeks were concerned – as god of blacksmiths, metals, metallurgy, fireand volcanoes, he had the market cornered for any type of high-spec equipment that may be required by Mount Olympus’ finest. This metal-worker designed Hermes’ winged helmet and sandals, Achilles’ super-fly armour, Poseidon’s trident, Hades’ helmet of darkness – and Zeus’ much-coveted lightning bolts. He also built automatons to help him in his workshop, all, like, way before computers.
- Tim – Alan Turing – he cracked Enigma and won WW2 (kind of). Also, B. A. Baracus – he could build a tank out of the contents of your shed. I pity the fool who thinks he’s not real.