The inventor of Wi-Fi technology, here she is!!!

Hedy Lamarr, a name perhaps better known as a charming brown-haired Hollywood star, but who would have thought that behind her charm there is an extraordinary communications engineer. Born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, Lamarr, a Viennese of Jewish descent, has made revolutionary contributions to the technological world we enjoy today.

At the age of 12, her stunning beauty won her a beauty contest in Vienna, making her the most beautiful woman at that time. However, her beauty is not just limited to her physical appearance; Lamarr also has a deep passion for technology as well as a passion for theater and cinema.

Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr

Her fame as a Hollywood film star has not dampened his interest in the world of technology. As well as being a communications engineer, Lamarr succeeded in creating and patenting a revolutionary remote control system for missiles. Her collaboration with her neighbor, composer George Antheil, resulted in the brilliant idea of ​​a secret communications system which was later patented under the name frequency-shifting spread spectrum in 1942.

Although this idea was initially rejected by the US Department of Defense and only accepted in the 1960s during the Cuban missile crisis, Lamarr’s brilliance was eventually recognized. Her discovery became the basis for today’s spread spectrum communications technology, such as Bluetooth, COFDM used in Wi-Fi network connections, and CDMA in wireless telephones.

After her death, her name was immortalized on the list of influential inventors honored by the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Her intellectual legacy is not only part of history, but also provides the foundation for the advances in modern communications technology that we enjoy; from connecting wireless to cell phones to PC devices and tablets to today’s networks, we owe a debt of gratitude to the ideas and innovations of a figure not only beautiful on the screen, but also in the world of technology: Hedy Lamarr.

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