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Brief Timeline of Unified Communications Technology

Mar 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Sydney Banks

Sydney Banks

Understanding the future of unified communications technology requires looking back at communication innovations of the past. 

Pinnaca's brief timeline of communications' technology is just a glimpse at how the importance of communication has shaped the way in which the world operates.

Humans are social creatures by nature, and our inventions often times influence the way in which we communicate in the future, for better or worse.  From the early 1900's first silent films to the mid 2010's commercial virtually reality systems, it's easy to see how each past innovation has the potential to not only shape future technological discoveries but to also shape how the future world communicates. 

Discoveries in film and television throughout the 1920s to 1940s paved the way to more efficient, smaller video technology now included in almost every communication device available to the masses. Satellites transmitting data across phone circuits in the 1950s eventually led to advancements in data transmission, and now anything from instant messages, emails, videos, or photos can be transmitted across various communication devices. 

What advancements in communications' technology can we expect to see in the next 100 years?


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Sydney Banks

Written by Sydney Banks

Media Design Coordinator, Minneapolis Office