Hedy Lamarr

“Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.”

-Hedy Lamarr

The “Golden Age” actress was credited for helping to co-invent a radio signaling device, a.k.a a “Secret Communications System.” The system changed radio frequencies to confuse and hinder enemies during World War II, and it’s a crucial part of how we communicate wirelessly today.

Personally, she often felt trapped as an actress and after marrying a millionaire, found peace in inventing. Something that wasn’t taken seriously until the U.S. entered the cold war and needed to send private messages. From then on, her technology paved the way for the modern-day WIFI, Bluetooth and GPS we use every day.

 

 

 

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