|Birth Day:||January 1, 1916|
|Death Date:||Jun 23, 1995 (age 79)|
As per our current Database, Marvin Camras died on Jun 23, 1995 (age 79).
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He earned a M.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Camras's work attracted the notice of his professors at what is now Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and was offered a position at Armour Research Foundation (which merged with Lewis Institute in 1940 to become IIT) to develop his work.
Camras received a bachelor's degree in 1940 and a master's degree in 1942, both in electrical engineering, from IIT. In 1968, the institution awarded him an honorary doctorate.
In June 1944 he was awarded U.S. Patent 2,351,004 , titled "Method and Means of Magnetic Recording". In all, Camras received more than 500 patents, largely in the field of electronic communications.
In May 1962 Camras wrote a predictive paper titled "Magnetic recording and reproduction - 2012 A.D.". In his paper Camras predicted the existence of mass-produced portable media players he described as memory packs the size of a package of playing cards holding up to 10 bits of information. Such devices would not have any mechanically moving parts and would store both sound and movies. He also predicted music and movie downloads, online shopping, access to online encyclopedias and newspapers and the widespread use of online banking transactions.
In recognition of his achievements, he received the National Medal of Technology award in 1990.
Currently, Marvin Camras is 105 years, 8 months and 17 days old. Marvin Camras will celebrate 106th birthday on a Saturday 1st of January 2022.
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