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Communication Technology; The Past, Present and Future
Transcript of Communication Technology; The Past, Present and Future
In the past, the type of communication technology devices has evolved smoke signals, carrier pigeons to letters and telegrams. Nowadays, there are more efficient way to communicate such as through e-mails, fax machines, mobile phones and the list goes on. From my point of view, the differences of communication technology in the past and today are that it is more advanced and it involves face-to-face communication. In the past a traditional way of communicating has always been to write letters to other people as a means of communication. The Phoenician alphabet, the early postal system in China, the use of homing pigeons in Ancient Greece and there are lots of types of early communication as well as telegrams and suchlike.
Pen, paper, and postal (snail) mail was the usual way to send letters and correspondences. Mail would take 3-7 days to arrive to its destination. Express and overnight mail was an expensive option (continues to be). Fax was often another way to was also expensive and not always time/user friendly. Communication Technology; The Past Communication Technology; The Present Be able to send email with your own thoughts or brainwaves where ever you are. Like with paper checks, postal mail may become a thing of the past. Physical package delivery is likely to continue until the teleportation of merchandise is possible.
In the future we shall probably have micro-chips installed in our brain making it easy for us to communicate (and call) each other and search the web quickly finding out what you need. Communication Technology; The Future Communication technology will have a great impact on our life in the future, twice as much as it does nowadays. In the not-so-distant future we will be able to converse with people who are halfway across the world as if they were right next to you. Timeline from before 3500 BC - 1942
Before 3500 BC - Communication was carried out through paintings of indigenous tribes.
1305 - 1793 1305 - The Chinese develop wooden block movable type printing 1831 - Joseph Henry proposes and builds an electric telegraph 1831 - 1876 1877-1942 Before 3500 BC - 7th century 3500s BC - The Sumerians develop cuneiform writing and the Egyptians develop hieroglyphic writing. 16th century BC - The Phoenicians develop an alphabet. AD 26-37 - Roman Emperor Tiberius rules the empire from island of Capri by signaling messages with metal mirrors to reflect the sun. 105 - Tsai Lun invents paper. 7th century - Hindu-Malayan empires write legal documents on copper plate scrolls, and write other documents on more perishable media 1450 - Johannes Gutenberg finishes a printing press with metal movable type 1520 - Ships on Ferdinand Magellan's voyage signal to each other by firing cannon and raising flags. 1793 - Claude Chappe establishes the first long-distance semaphore telegraph line 1835 - Samuel Morse develops the Morse code 1843 - Samuel Morse builds the first long distance electric telegraph line 1844 - Charles Fenerty produces paper from a wood pulp, eliminating rag paper which was in limited supply 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson exhibit an electric telephone in Boston 1877 - Thomas Edison patents the phonograph 1889 - Almon Strowger patents the direct dial telephone 1925 - John Logie Baird transmits the first television signal 1942 - Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil invent frequency hopping spread spectrum communication technique Communication nowadays is usually based on phones such as IPhone, Samsung and Blackberry. Today e - mail (such as google mail, windows messenger and yahoo) and Wireless devices allows for nearly instantaneous communications across the globe to any email address. Instant messaging is also a popular way of communicating - as long as the other party is available to respond. AOL Aim, Gtalk, MSN, and Yahoo are some of the popular chat programs.
Communication technology counts for a lot nowadays as it helps us tell each other things quickly without the long delays of a letter or meeting each other.