posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 12:26 PM
I would like to nominate two recent pioneers -
commonly known as the "Father of the Internet".
This man has been so monumental to our current way of life. Without his knowledge, forsight and motivation, we would not be here discussing this topic
today. A truly brilliant mind.
My other nomination is Steve Jobs
. Without this pioneering thinker, we may have had the internet,
but we might very well need huge rooms of computer hardware to access them instead of our nice compact personal computers / cell phones / pda's.
Jobs was a true visionary and pioneer.
Interestingly, he founded the NeXT company which developed the NeXT system - which in turn - Tim
used to develop the WWW (and a NeXT computer, developed by Jobs used the very first server software developed by Lee) - which used
Vincent's Cerf's TCP/IP technology to develop what we today, collectively know as the Internet / World Wide Web.
Even though these guys aren't "thinkers" in the classical context - I think it does apply here because our world isn't the world of the greeks, or
romans. Ours is the modern, technological world - and in my opinion these three guys are our thinkers.
edit on 28-3-2013 by zeeon because: (no