Father of the Video Game
Ralph worked for Sanders Associates in 1966, now BAE Systems when he envisioned a more interactive relationship between man and machine. His "Brown Box" built in 1968 and patented in 1969 was licensed to Magnavox and sold as Odyssey - the world's first video game. Baer is widely-accepted as the "Father of the Video Game". He has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame before he passed at 92 after living in Manchester, NH for 42 years.