My Dad saw advances in all of these and the advent of telex, but in my life we have had a plethora of new communication methods, some variations or improvements and some disruptive technology completely.
Also, despite all this technology there are still major problems in communication caused by one person saying or doing something that is interpreted differently by the recipient or onlookers.
I am oft reminded of the poster in the office that says "I know that you believe you understand what you think I said but I am not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant!"
I don't know how we combat that, maybe a new still to be discovered technology such as a brain scanner might assist but I cannot but fear that such a device would most probably cause even more trouble than it solves.
Ah well, time to press PUBLISH POST and see how this one is misinterpreted!
“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.”