Frankie Picasso , host of Mission Unstoppable interviewed Marty Cooper and spoke to him about his life, his legacy and his new book , Cutting the Cord! This book tells Marty’s life story as an engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur and the Father of the Cell Phone.
In 1973, Marty Cooper made the first cell phone call from the streets of New York City and today he sees this invention in ways you can’t even imagine. Marty is a humanist. Have a listen and see the vision this 93 year old has for the future of mobile phones.
In his lifetime he has achieved recognition from the following organizations:
Marty Cooper is a Prince of Asturias Laureate. This award is given out by the Princess of Spain for individuals, entities or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs.
He was named by Time magazine as one of the “100 Best Inventors in History.”
He is a lifetime member of the IEEE, was president of its Vehicular Technology Society and received its Centennial Medal.
The Radio Club of America awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
In 2013, Marty became a member of the National Academy of Engineering from whom he received the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering. He was awarded the Marconi Prize “for being a wireless visionary who reshaped the concept of mobile communication.” and he has been inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame and Wireless History Foundation’s Wireless Hall of fame