The Forgotten History of Video Communication

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The Forgotten History of Video Communication

Sometimes revolutionary technology sadly gets left behind in R&D labs because they lack commercial feasibility. Since the invention of the telephone, telecommunication companies yearned to make video and voice communication a possibility for everyday consumers. Bell Labs reports that it invested a hefty $500 million developing a technology that was too expensive for everyday users to adopt. This timeline of the videophone captures the enormous labor spent on a technology that materialized in a completely different platform—online.


The History of the Video Phone - Infographic


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