Technology of Communication Timeline

TECHNOLOGY OF COMMUNICATIONS TIMELINE

  • Thousands of years BC Speech
  • Thousands of years BC Cave paintings, petragliphs
  • 3300 BC Pictographic writing (hieroglyphics)
  • 1800 BC Cuneiform writing
  • 1500 BC Alphabetic writing
  • 450 BC Greek optical telegraph
  • 60 BC Motion picture theorized (Lucretius, Gk)
  • 800 AD Chinese print whole page from wood blocks
  • 1450 Printing press
  • 1835 Photography
  • 1844 Telegraph
  • 1876 Telephone, phonograph
  • 1894 Wireless telegraph
  • 1895 Silent movies
  • 1922 Radio broadcasts
  • 1927 Sound movies
  • 1930 Magnetic recording tape, full-color printing
  • 1935 Color movies
  • 1939 Packet paperback books
  • 1940 Black-and-white TV broadcasts
  • 1945 Modern computers
  • 1947 LP (long-playing) records
  • 1954 Transistor radios
  • 1960 Color TV broadcasts, photocopiers
  • 1962 Satellite communications, cassette tapes
  • 1965 Local cable TV
  • 1972 BETA VCRs
  • 1973 Fax (facsimile) machines
  • 1975 First personal computer
  • 1976 VHS VCRs
  • 1977 Apple II home computers
  • 1978 Laser disks
  • 1979 Personal stereos (Walkman)
  • 1980 Home laser printers, portable video recorders
  • 1983 CDs (compact discs), fiber optics, camcorders, cellular phones
  • 1984 Stereo TV
  • 1988 Digital audiotapes
  • 1990 High definition TV invented, digital photography
  • 1991 CD-ROM, CD-I
  • 1992 MiniDiscs
  • 1993 Videophones, digital radio
  • 1994 On-line services, PCS (Personal Communications Services)
  • 1996 High definition TV broadcast, vast expansion of the Internet
  • 1997 DVD players
  • 1999 High speed Internet
  • 2001 DVD burners widely available
  • 2002 MP3 data compression
  • 2003 PC Tablets with handwriting to text, video email, personal video players.
  • 2005 Holographic 3D Projection
  • 2006 My Space, You Tube, Touch Light Interface
  • 2007 MacSpeak
  • 2010 IPad 

Kurweil Imagines years future

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