This week’s lecture ‘A Global Nervous System: From the Telegraph to Cyberspace‘ was really interesting. I never felt the need to research who invented the internet or how the ripple effect was created. So, it was fascinating learning how pivotal the invention of the telegraph was.
Samuel Morse truly changed the future for the internet, he created something so extraordinary from a day to day noise to create Morse code which eventually evolved into how we communicate today. We use it as a “medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals and their computers without regard for geographic location.” (Brief History of the Internet | Internet Society, 2020). If he never created the telegraph, we would not have experienced the ripple effect of communication / technological inventions after the telegraph was developed.
It is so interesting, how something so simple evolved to what it is today. We can communicate anywhere to anyone in the world. I do wonder what we would be doing / how we would communicate if Samuel Morse never invented the telegraph…would we still be sending letters? Or would we have a different form of communication? I guess we will never know.
My very creative meme based on how I feel about the invention of the telegraph.
References: BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INTERNET | INTERNET SOCIETY: “medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals and their computers without regard for geographic location.” Internet Society. 2020. Brief History Of The Internet | Internet Society. [online] Available at: <https://www.internetsociety.org/internet/history-internet/brief-history-internet/> [Accessed 12 August 2020].