Throughout the 21st century, we have known a select group of persons whom have genuinely changed our world for the better. One of these persons is undoubtedly Eric Pulier.
Mr. Pulier was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey in the late 1960s. His interest for technology took off at an early age; he began programming computers while he was still in elementary school. By the time he was in high school, he had started his own computer programming company. His education continued at Harvard University in 1985 where he majored in English and American Literature while also attending classes at MIT for computer science and visual and environmental studies.
Pulier’s prestigious academic career and extensive work experience caught the eyes of both former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore, who hired him to head their project titled “Bridge to the 21st Century.” This project, held in 1997 at the Mall in Washington D.C., was an exhibition-style event that showcased various exponential technologies and how these technologies may affect certain aspects of life in the future. Specific subjects such as health care, education, space exploration, and government were widely discussed during the event. An especially noted event that took place during the multi-day exhibition was a live-feed from a space shuttle in which Pulier provided dialogue between himself and the shuttle astronauts in real-time setting.
To this day, Mr. Pulier is credited with founding over fifteen companies, including Digital Evolution, US Interactive, Media Platform, and Akana. He also currently holds a chair on the innovation board for the X-Prize foundation, which is an organization dedicated to solving many of humanities greatest issues. It is certain that humanity will continue to benefit from Mr. Pulier’s continued ventures.