Have you ever wondered what would the world resemble in the event that we didn 't have any cell phones? Why is it that we get out of our comfort zone when we do not have access to our phones? Nowadays, cell phones have such a noteworthy effect on our day to day lives, and we owe it to the advancement of technology. In this research paper, we will take a closer look at this phenomenon by examining the evolution of cell phone devices, and it’s effects on society.
Similar to the telegraph, the invention of the telephone made instant communication a possibility. Far more effective than the telegraph, the phone allowed for the spread of more information over a shorter period. Writing was no longer the only form of long distance communication. Telephones encouraged the progress of city centers and office buildings. The importance of messengers and telegraphs dwindled as the telephone industry expanded. By the early 21st century, constant connection to the entire planet through cell phones was an American standard.
The telephone completely changed how we communicate. Alexander Bell was a professor at Boston University when he built a device that allowed people to see speech in the form of sound-wave vibrations. This made Mr. Bell believe that somehow he could make sound waves turn into an electrical current and back into sound waves. After lots of studying electricity and conducting lots
Alexander Graham Bell (March 3rd – August 2nd, 1922 a Scottish-born scientist) demonstrated the first practical telephone in 1876, when the world was not quite waiting for the telephone and had a hard time accepting the invention. Biss opens the essay with a quote “Of what use is such an invention?”, line 1. The quote appeared in The New York World, shortly after the presentation of Bell´s telephone. In this part, Biss seems ironic, as she has chosen to use that exact quote in an essay published in 2008. There is no doubt; The telephone had already made a great impact on us back in 2008 and most of us probably think of it as a tool we cannot live without. A telephone has become a matter of course in any household throughout most of the world and we definitely find the telephone of great use. In the 1870´s, people did not really understand the purpose of the telephone and even the idea of a national telephone network seemed useless, line 5-8. People were not informed about the benefits of having a
Many inventions revolutionized society and one example is the telephone, which was introduced to society in 1876. The inventor, Alexander Graham Bell developed this idea and the telephone made him famous because communication would never be the same after the development of the telephone. The telephone made an incredible impact on society. The impact could be seen through the quickness of communication, business, easier communication in wars, and some negative effects too.
The telephone was invented in 1870 by Gray and Bell, who then battled over the true inventor of the telephone, which Bell won. Bell then began experimenting with electrical signs, which brought the telegraph to be an established means of communication (Bellis). In 1876, Bell made his first call to Thomas A. Watson in March. People thought Bell’s invention was a toy, but later people wanted a phone installed in their homes, towns, or
The Social Construction of Technology (or SCOT) is a new research tradition rooted in the sociology of technology. SCOT provides a multi-directional model based on the property of interpretative flexibility, and emphasizes on social influences on the technology design and development. This paper will apply SCOT principles to explore the development of cell phone, define the development of cell phone into three different stages historically, and analyze the interpretative flexibility of the cell phone accordingly in the three different stages. Based on SCOT theory, this paper will discuss how the original huge cell phones are shaped and developed by social influences to the smartphones in today’s life.
Communicating with others has always been important. There have been different forms of communication over the many years like messenger's, letters, telegraphs, and even radios. With all those ways of connecting to others, none have been good or effective enough to reach out to the people one would wish to talk to. Our society has changed in a huge way and part of the reason for that change is the telephone, and as we progress throughout the years technology becomes even more developed and more influential to our society.
Technological improvements saw an increase in the ease of communication and transportation. In terms of making a big world smaller, the 1870s saw two of America’s most famous inventors make their mark: Alexander Graham Bell, with the telephone, and Thomas Edison, with the electric light bulb. Before Bell, the primary means of communication was with a pen and
How has communication changed in the twenty years? Communication has change in many different forms in this past years. People inventing new technology that can provide us different resources of communication with our distance families and friends. One of these devices that help us communicate are the cell phones.
The Telephone - invented in 1876, is defined as a system that converts vibrations into sound over a long distance using a wire or radio and is an extremely purposeful Canadian invention. The Telephone was made to audibly communicate with other people that are far away instantly. Prior to the invention of this machine, long distance communication was achieved by telegraph, which was much less efficient and took longer. In 1871, a man named Alexander Graham Bell moved to Boston and began work on a device that would allow for the telegraph transmission of several messages at different frequencies. Between 1873 and 1874, Bell spent long hours trying to perfect
The improvement in technology has come such a long way in the last forty years. Comparing improvements in cars, televisions, computers, and cell phones is quite an easy task to do. The biggest technological improvement would have to be the cell phone with its major differences in appearance, and its usefulness/capability. Even in just the last few years there have been major changes to the cell phone, but comparing the first cell phone to todays is like comparing a caveman to a rocket scientist.
The technological change that has had the most impact on life in this country is the telephone. In the early
The telegraph did wonders to speed up process of communication; however, it was still not ideal for everyday interaction between families and neighbors. The telegraph Morse invented was a single telegraph, sending one message at a time, so Alexander Graham Bell tried to create a multiple telegraph, sending more than one message over the same wire. At the same time, Bell and Thomas Watson, an electrician, were working on another idea in secret – the telephone. On June 2, 1875, Alexander Graham Bell discovered he could hear a sound over an electric wire, the sound of a twanging clock spring. On March 10, 1876, Bell explained in his notebook entry that his experiment was finally successful. That day he said the famous first words spoken into a telephone, “Mr. Watson, come here, I want you.” Finally solving the problems of the telegraph, Bell invented the telephone. The telegraph system was in place for about thirty years already, taking the telephone quite