We idolize our historical inventors as the heroes of the world’s innovation.
We thought there would be no light bulb if Thomas Edison wasn’t born. There would be no Internet if Timothy Berners-Lee wasn’t born.
The fact is, we are the product of our era. At the right time, something will get discovered. If it is not discovered by you, it will be by someone else.
Had Abraham Graham Bell not reached the patent office earlier, Elisha Gray would be named the inventor of telephone.