Old and Modern Means of Communication
Communication is part of people’s culture from the ancient times. This part of the social life has ensured effective interactions between people of the same society, and people of different societies. Communication aspect has been dynamic and has undergone numerous changes based on time, lifestyle and situations and as a result of improvement in technology. In the past, different societies had their unique ways of communication such as the use of smoke signals to send simple messages. Besides, people used messengers and drum sounds for communication. The means and mode, as well as forms of communication, have changed to the use of the telegraph, telephone, mobile phone calls, the internet, video conferencing and letters among others in the current society thanks to technological advancement. Irrespective of such changes both old and modern means of communication serves the same purpose of sending and receiving information and providing feedback. The essay presents a discussion of the means of communication in both old and modern times based on their developments and progress of their features.
Claude Chappe developed the initial telegraph in 1794 that never used an electric signal. However, this was improved to a telegraph that used electric impulses. The idea of using electric impulse was first used as a means of communication and was invented by Samuel Morse in early 1836. He borrowed the idea of electric impulse transportation through wires from Charles Jackson. Morse then developed the telegraph system that transmitted signals over wires to numerous locations and translated information. This was a new means of communication that supported the commercial systems at the time. Morse divided three parts of a telegraph as sender, receiver, and the code. Normally, the sender represented the source of information where the electric circuit was to be opened and closed. The receiver then used the electromagnet to record all the signals and the codes translated the signals into the numbers and letters. Morse built the first telegraph from Washington to Baltimore by use of cable lines over the Atlantic Ocean and use “Morse Code” signals to represent the language of the telegraph. This led to rapid development of telegraph cables within the USA that enhanced transfer of information, and by 1870s the USA was able to connect the global telecommunication networks.
The modern means of communication was based on the telegraph system. The invention of telephones, cable televisions, the radio, the internet and mobile technologies were achieved due to the technique used in telegraph system. The telephone was the first to exist at the modern times which increased the speed of electronic communication. It was wired on the electronic platform and used similar cables as in the Telegraph. However, the underwater cables had almost zero signals. The challenge of poor signals led to the invention and use of steel wires that were wrapped in copper tubes, armor, and plastic jackets to enable movement of signals invented by the AT & T Company. The idea led to the development of cable televisions and eventually the development of cell phones. Due to technological advancement, the use of cable system is currently overtaken by the digital boxes that do not rely on the antenna amplifiers.
The invention of fiber optics by Verizon Inc in television is amazing. The fiber optic can convey light signals of information at a terrific speed, process and transfer data faster to computers and home televisions at high quality. On a separate note, cell phones emanated in 1983 in both design and functionality. This brought about multitasking of activities during the communication process. Therefore, the cell phones help in sending text messages, emails, enhance verbal communication, upload pictures and videos as well as downloading any application. Diverse technology has brought about IPads, Kindles, playbooks, and tables as well as the wireless internet which have ensured improved and faster communication at the global level. Therefore, people can send instant messages, perform text messaging, video chat and send emails among others.
In conclusion, there is no doubt that communication has played a major role in both the old and modern societies. However, the means of communication in both time periods have changed with the current society having an advantage due to advancement in technology. However, in both instances, means of communication served the same purpose of conveying and receiving information as well as replies.
TOPIC: TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED THE WAY PEOPLE LIVED. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY TO HUMANITY? COMPARE AND CONTRAST TECHNOLOGY NOW AND BEFORE.
In this modern world, it is hard to imagine living without the aid of technology. Some people say that technology has changed the world by making ones life easier and fun. From time to time, there are new technologies invented that helps in making life easier for most people, from communication, transportation, and even to entertainment.
E-mails, cellphones, and internet are only few examples of technological improvements in communication. Back then, people were only able to send letters through mails, which we now call "snail mails", in order for them to send messages to their loved ones far away from home. In this modern era, we can now connect easily with our families and friends using cellphones and internet services by sending them messages through e-mail or SMS, which they are able to read and reply right away using these new inventions.
In addition, cars, light-railway-trains, and airplanes are some of the innovations in transportation made by technology. These modern transports allow us to travel comfortably and quickly to our destinations all over the world. In the old age, transportation were only limited to horses and ships that took them days before they arrive in their respective destinations. With these innovations on transportation, people are now able to visit different places throughout the world.
Moreover, the source of entertainment were limited to radios and poor quality movie played on theaters. Nowadays, people are able to listen to their favorite songs over and over again through their handy ipods and cellphones. Movies can now be viewed not only on theaters but also to our homes with high quality definitions, which make the scenes more real and entertaining.
To sum up, there are numerous benefits brought by technology in humanity. The incessant innovations made in technology seem to improve the lives of people in many different ways.
easier and fun: I think that instead of fun you should put an other word, such as more comfortable.
Instead of writing : From time to time, there are new technologies invented that helps in making life easier for most people, from communication, transportation, and even to entertainment. I think you should write : With the passing of the years technology becomes better and better ( and then you can write an example. For example you can compare one item that has become better in the passing of the years, such as a phone, a TV etc.)
E-mails, cellphones, and internet are only a few examples of technological improvements in communication.
Back then, people... : You should write Then,people...
Really good job... I really like your statement at the second paragraph. ;)
In the old age, transportation was*(was and not were) only limited to horses and ships that took them days before they arrive in their respective destinations. With these innovations on transportation, people are now able to visit different places throughout the world.
favorite -- favourite * the both are correct.
which make the scenes more real : here its better to use the word more realistic.
I really like your conclusion. :)
Finally, I can say that you have done a really nice work and your mistakes are really small.
Walk on like this..
Thank u so much foteini! I was really hoping somebody would write an input and help me improve my writing. You made my day. 😊Thanks again!
there are new technologies invented that helps
-> that help (plural form because of 'there are')
-> the Internet
I think 'beloved individuals' is more reasonable
we can now connect easily with our families and friends using cellphones and internet services
I am a little bit confused at this reduced relative clauses, and I think you should insert 'who' to make your sentence clear.
These modern transports
modern sorts of transport
but also to our homes
at our places
These are my ideas of correction. I hope they can help to improve your essay.
Thank you for your time Anh Nguyen! I'll keep that in mind.
In this modern world, it is hard to imagine living without the help of technology. Some people say that technology has changed the world by making one's life easier and comfortable. From time to time, there are new technologies invented that would help make life easier for most peoplein communication, transportation, and even to entertainment.