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From Tacoma News Tribune, 1953: There'll Be No Escape in Future from Telephones


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The Tacoma News Tribune, April 11, 1953.

There'll Be No Escape in Future from Telephones

PASADENA -- AP -- The telephone of the future?

Mark R. Sullivan, San Francisco president and director of the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., said in an address Thursday night:

"Just what form the future telephone will take is, of course, pure speculation. Here is my prophesy:

"In its final development, the telephone will be carried about by the individual, perhaps as we carry a watch today. It probably will require no dial or equivalent, and I think the users will be able to see each other, if they want, as they talk.

"Who knows but what it may translate from one language to another?"


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Amazing and fascinating!


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The Tacoma News Tribune, April 11, 1953.

There'll Be No Escape in Future from Telephones

PASADENA -- AP -- The telephone of the future?

Mark R. Sullivan, San Francisco president and director of the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., said in an address Thursday night:

"Just what form the future telephone will take is, of course, pure speculation. Here is my prophesy:

"In its final development, the telephone will be carried about by the individual, perhaps as we carry a watch today. It probably will require no dial or equivalent, and I think the users will be able to see each other, if they want, as they talk.

"Who knows but what it may translate from one language to another?"

 

A full generation before, from 1919 by W.K. Haselden:
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And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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Some people learned the lesson that a good way to predict the future is to take what we've got right now, but make it a lot smaller, and portable, maybe wearable, or even invisible.  It's the form-factor people should pay attention to, in other words.


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Hunter gatherers were very mobile , they travel all over the world. If they had coverage back then (spacex starlink ?) I'm sure they would have use of smartphones in their Hunting and gathering.


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A full generation before, from 1919 by W.K. Haselden:

 

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This is so good that... are you sure this is not a modern fake?


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Hunter gatherers were very mobile , they travel all over the world. If they had coverage back then (spacex starlink ?) I'm sure they would have use of smartphones in their Hunting and gathering.


Silence your phone m8 the mammoth we've been tracking for weeks is right through those trees.

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A full generation before, from 1919 by W.K. Haselden:

 

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This is so good that... are you sure this is not a modern fake?

 

It is indeed real. The guy's humor was just very modern (or maybe humor hasn't changed as much)

 

Here's another one of his cartoons from around 1909 it seems:

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Now walk down the street, find some hipsters, and behold.


And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.





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