Global communication development: when is the end ?

It has been a long time since it took three months to send a dinner invitation to the first commercial electric telegraph which reduced that amount to weeks and now, the Internet era, when the whole world knows about your dinner date in seconds. All those inventions turned the world from incoherent parts into a whole body.

Because it is a body, it needs to grow. So the question is, when will the body reach maturity, or when is the end for technology development ?

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.”
Charles H. Duell, U.S. Commissioner of Patents, in 1899.

We hear the same sentence every year about technology saturation. But every year witnesses new breakthroughs shaking that thought. Never before have anyone thought of augmented reality, and now we can travel across the world sitting at home with a VR headset. More barriers will be broken in near future with such technologies like real-time language translation devices or direct thought transmission.


The same question will be asked and the same answer will remain. But hey, save money, because it is just the beginning.



4 thoughts on “Global communication development: when is the end ?”

  1. Hey there! I really enjoyed your post and the image that you composed. In this advancing world, the possibilities of technology grow more and more each and every day. You pose an interesting question, will there be an end to the development of these mediums? I have found an interesting reading from the San Diego State University that talks about just this ( ).

    We as humans have always excelled in finding ways around technological limitations by building new technology it states, and I agree with this statement immensely. Though these changes in technology may not be pivotal, it lead towards monumental changes at its own pace. Since the telegraph, we as humans have achieved so much. Elements such as trade, society, activism have been touched in many ways by the development of new technologies which have been shaped by old ones. Please let me know any further thoughts of yours and I will be happy to exchange more of mine. Thanks for posting!

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  2. Hey Lam,
    Great blog post, and I found the meme to be a classic. While I do think we have a long way to go, there is also a time limit on scientific innovation and development. I don’t think we will reach the end mark anytime in our lives.

    It seems smartphones are realising the limitations due to Android’s now looking more into accessories for the phone rather than brand new features within the phones itself.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Mitch. I agree that the technology journey is still a long way to go, but I strongly believe that we will not just see improvements but breakthroughs instead. Your example of Android is great. We can see a great difference between Android and Apple. At least each year Apple delivers a new (even small) improvement in the device what all I can see in Android counterparts are hardware upgrade (sorry if I am wrong because I’m not an Android fan and this is simply based on my limited knowledge).

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