Communicating Communication

A brief history of the evolution of communication.

Non-verbal communications where the first to emerge and become common. While first including sounds from instruments such as drums and smoke emitted from smoke stacks in a controlled fashion to communicate over long distances, more forms emerged gradually. They include the following:

As a need for speed in communications grew, the development of verbal communication advanced dramatically. Some of these advancements include:

Even more advancements have been made in to further our ease with communicating, specifically relating to inventions involving the computer. Such advancements include:

The advancements and inventions discussed here could never account for all of the advancements made over time. They are but a brief overview. Along the way many other advancements were made and currently there are thousands of ways to communicate.

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