Remembering Hedy Lamarr, the Hollywood Star Who Paved the Way for Wi-Fi
Apple| | By Jason Owen
“With the ongoing World War, Lamarr was inspired to contribute to the war effort by designing a jam-proof radio guidance system for torpedoes. With the help of composer George Antheil, they drafted designs for a new frequency-hopping spread-spectrum technology that they later patented.”
Hedy Lamarr died in 2000 receiving no compensation and very little praise for her groundbreaking work. To honor her achievement, Susan Sarandon and Reframed Pictures are producing a documentary on Lamarr’s remarkable life and joining forces with Fund Dreamer to crowdfund and pay for the memorial.