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Old 05 April 2016, 06:22 PM
jimmy101_again jimmy101_again is offline
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"When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket." -Nikola Tesla, 1926
So Tesla missed an important point; wireless isn't as good (fast/cheap/easy) as wired so (nearly) the entire wireless world is basically dependent on wires. (With a few fairly minor exceptions like satellite phones ... which still often use part of the wired network.)

Last edited by jimmy101_again; 05 April 2016 at 06:22 PM. Reason: Edit: where "wire" could also be "fiber optic".
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