Thursday, September 16, 2010
Communication technology - Where will we be in the next 30 years???
Years ago, telephones and handwritten letters were the best way to keep in touch with friends and family. Some households were connected by a “party line”. A “party line” was when more than one household was connected on the same phone line (and other people on your line could listen to your conversations). With newer updated technology, it became possible for phone lines to be run to each household individually, and party lines became a thing of the past. Not too long ago, most households had one phone line, and today, most individuals have their own phone lines. Years ago, receiving a phone call or a written letter thru the mail was a great way to stay in touch with other people you didn’t see daily. Today, most people are in daily contact with others thru the use of cell phones, IM, email and other technologically advanced communication methods. Today, computers are used everywhere - schools, stores, hospital, banks, most private and public places and information is passed along at an unbelievably fast rate. This is my 4th blog post in the VOL blogging challenge. Years ago, blogging wasn’t heard of and the only way a story could have been distributed was thru a paper or news article, and today, we can reach millions of readers with just the click of a button. If communication technology continues like this, where will we be in the next 30 years?