1. Prehistory to the 15th century:
Fire, smoke, and horns were used to communicate to others who were distances away. Homing pigeons were used in the 5 th century to carry messages. The 4 th – 15 th century introduced new inventions and the use of hydraulics and maritime semaphores to send messages (especially at sea). Containers filled with water and floating rods helped to send information.
2. 1800s and 1900s:
In the 1800s, we become acquainted with newspapers, signal lamps, and the electric telegraph. The telephone was invented in 1867 and the television in 1927. There Experimental video telephones were introduced in 1936.
3. 1960s to 2015:
Computer networking is the biggest innovation in the world of communication that humans have yet to experience. Email, instant messaging, and texting have become almost crucial to our everyday lives. Smart phones are mobile handheld computers.
Take a look at this timeline that shows the evolution of how people communicated with each other particularly from a distance. From smoke signals to now being able to quickly connect with nearly anyone in the world shows how technology progresses over time.
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