Technological Revolution:

Cellphones

Why was this a need?

It was a need because people needed to communicate in a more efficient way rather than writing letters, messengers and more ways of distant communications. Even now we can communicate through e-mail, texting and a variety of social networking apps.

Where, When and How did it begin?

In 1949 the first car phone was introduced. It was called Mobile Telephone Service (MTS). The beginning of the wireless communication started many years earlier, in 1895, Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi sent wireless signals a distance of one and half miles. In 1896 Marconi was granted the worlds first for any wireless system. In 1897 he formed The Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company. During that same year he sent wireless signals a distance of twelve miles. He then proved that the curve of the earth did not affect the successful sending of wireless waves. The telegraph later transformed into a cell phone. This originated in St. Louis.

How has it evolved?

It has evolved from a calling communication device, to a calling and texting device, to a device where you can almost do anything-call,text, play games, take pictures, go on the internet and so much more. It is something that was a communication device, but now it has turned our society into something almost unrecognizable. This enables society to isolate itself from one another in many ways. The reception of cell phones have also changed. In the past cell phone reception wasn't very reliable, but now there s very high quality reception. The look of the phone has also changed in many ways.

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Why was it important historically?

One reason this was important historically was because it created radio stations. This also was important because it was a new way of communication, allowing people to communicate much faster and in much easier ways now.

Why is it significant today?

This is significant to today because it makes it easier for families to communicate and it is easy access to the web. It's also significant because you an take a picture on your phone instead of carrying around a camera. This also supplies a sense of security in case of an emergency.

What is it's impact on society?

Through out the years cell phones have a tremendous impact on society. People rely on their phones now days for almost anything and everything. The problem with these devices is that they have turned society into something that creates dangers for many people. Some of the dangers that have occurred/ that are occurring are texting while driving, cyber-bullying and it has also brought children away from their family because it has distracted them from the time that they have with their family. These are all examples of social interaction. This has an impact politically because they are able to communicate across states and continents through mobile devices much quicker which is a necessity, especially when going through war. Overall, even though cell phones can have dangers, they have impacted society way too much positively to make a change to that.
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What is it's comparison to the industrial revolution?

The Industrial Revolution can compare to the cell phone because just as during this time technology was changing so has the upgraded technology of the cell phone. During the Industrial Revolution many new things were invented to advance technology, making the daily life for people much easier. When cell phones were created this made the daily life for a person much easier because they could communicate more efficiently just as the new inventions did for the people during the Industrial Revolution. Another example of how the industrial revolution could be considered to compare to the cell phone is how the population of people grew because of the growth of food making people healthier which meant people lived longer and children would survive and live longer as well. This compares to the cell phone because a time went on more and more people bought this product because it became affordable to all. This made the population of the product increase.