We communicate a lot more now thanks to technology:
In the past most communication was done within a 10 foot radius. In ~20-ish years we’ve increased that radius to the entire world.
It’s why learning to communicate effectively is a much more powerful skill than back in the day.
• 5,000 BC: Tell the person next to you something.
• 1,000 BC: Scribble a hieroglyph on a rock, hope someone sees it.
• 0 BC: Hire a scribe to write a letter.
• 1,000 AD: Still writing letters…
• 1840 AD: Send a telegraph to certain areas.
• 1876 AD: Make a crappy phone call to select areas.
• 1998 AD: People can call, email, text, chat.
• 2,010 AD: Video chat, everyone has cell phones, email, social media.
• 2,017 AD: Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, stuff that talks to you.
• 2,020+ AD: Virtual reality? Augmented reality? Other?
Dan McDermott – DanMcd