Who are your "Tech Heros?"

When I was young I idolized Jacques-Yves Cousteau, in part because of the undersea technology (aqualung, minisubs, habitations, etc.) but also since he was one of the first to warn of overfishing and open-ocean pollution.

Do young people have technology heros today? (Linus T. and Bill G. come to mind, but I was hoping for someone more interesting...)

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Kiteman10 years ago
Trevor Bayliss, of the Baygen radio, and Oliver Postgate, of the Clangers (not known as an inventor, but he designed and made a lot of his stop-motion equipment from scratch).
Kiteman Kiteman9 years ago
Since this thread has reappeared, it's reminded me to add one I forgot to add the first time around - Johnny Ball.

Aside to younger British readers - that's Zoe Ball's father. I've met him.
Who are the Balls?
*chuckle* I..I'm sorry....I jus- *laughs*......oh man!
Small minds think small thoughts.
Newborn babies poop green. Just thought I'd let you know a bit about myself.
He's a famous maths populariser, she's a media hottie.
gmjhowe Kiteman9 years ago
radio star orginally
gmoon (author)  Kiteman10 years ago
Reminds me of someone else I forgot to list:
Harold Edgerton, the strobe and hi-speed photography pioneer.
Sandisk1duo9 years ago
Nikola Tesla! Wooo HV coils! AC! He also had the first remote control/radio
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