Lon Safko is a serial innovator, inventor, bestselling author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and is the creator of the “First Computer To Save A Human Life” as coined by Steve Jobs, Apple, Inc. That computer, along with 18 of Lon’s inventions are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. along with 30,000 of Lon‘s professional papers. Lon also has 14 inventions in the collection of The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
Lon starred in the first ever PBS Television Special on social media, “Social Media & You… Communicating In A Digital World”.
Lon developed the world’s first “voice recognition”, “voice synthesizing” and pioneered home automation, with the physically challenged in mind. He is also the designer of the archetypes for the Apple Newton world first PDA, and Microsoft’s“Bob” operating system.
He also invented those handy little help-balloon pop-ups “Tool- Tips”! He brought to market the world’s first Virtual Reality Operating System. He also designed the first Artificial Intelligence Nuclear Waste Tracking System for the United States Department of Energy.
Lon has founded over 14 companies, including Paper Models, Inc., based on “Three-Dimensional Internet Advertising” and “Virtual-Electronic-Retailing” (V-E-Tailing) concept for business, promotions, and education for which he was awarded three United States Patents, 60k customers and more than $1m revenue.