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.