History Main / VideoPhone

31st Dec '15 5:47:59 PM Tightwire
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Their main relation to {{Zeerust}} is in a meta reasoning - twenty years ago when somebody wrote the movie, a video-phone even in the future would be considered an impossible pinnacle of technology but in fact has become common in its use.
21st Nov '15 3:30:25 PM StFan
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** The imagizers in "Bride of Chaotica!", an AffectionateParody of ''FlashGordon'', use the same activation sound effect as the video phones in that series.
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** The imagizers in "Bride of Chaotica!", an AffectionateParody of ''FlashGordon'', ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', use the same activation sound effect as the video phones in that series.
29th Oct '15 9:52:57 AM Siri_und_Nana
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* ''{{Series/Raumpatrouille}}'' made use of video phones a lot. You could also disable the video function if you wanted to.
28th Oct '15 1:36:29 PM SeanMurrayI
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Zero Context Example. Specific system names? Brands? Anything? Could these already by listed?
* Video-conferencing systems.
28th Oct '15 10:07:53 AM LondonKdS
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* Video-conferencing systems.
28th Oct '15 10:06:38 AM LondonKdS
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Despite this constant attention and the relative simplicity of the technology involved (Alexander Graham Bell himself talked about the possibility), lack of consumer interest kept it from going anywhere; the honest truth was that it seemed that despite all the sci-fi attention it received, the public didn't really ''want'' videophones, at least not at any significant price. They only became broadly successful in the modern era once they became a secondary feature of mainstream computer technology, and even then, many would argue they remain little more than a novelty [[TheInternetIsForPorn outside of the porn business]].
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Despite this constant attention and the relative simplicity of the technology involved (Alexander Graham Bell himself talked about the possibility), lack of consumer interest kept it from going anywhere; the honest truth was that it seemed that despite all the sci-fi attention it received, the public didn't really ''want'' videophones, at least not at any significant price. They only became broadly successful in the modern era once they became a secondary feature of mainstream computer technology, and even then, many would argue they remain little more than a novelty [[TheInternetIsForPorn outside of the porn business]]. business]] and people in long-distance relationships.
20th Aug '15 6:15:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheEarTheEyeAndTheArm'' has "holo-phones", owned by all but the most destitute characters.
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* ''TheEarTheEyeAndTheArm'' ''Literature/TheEarTheEyeAndTheArm'' has "holo-phones", owned by all but the most destitute characters.
31st Jul '15 6:27:37 AM LondonKdS
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Despite this constant attention and the relative simplicity of the technology involved (Alexander Graham Bell himself talked about the possibility), lack of consumer interest kept it from going anywhere; the honest truth was that it seemed that despite all the sci-fi attention it received, the public didn't really ''want'' videophones, at least not at any significant price. They only became broadly successful in the modern era once they could be cheaply integrated into existing computer technology, and even then, many would argue they remain little more than a novelty [[TheInternetIsForPorn outside of the porn business]].
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Despite this constant attention and the relative simplicity of the technology involved (Alexander Graham Bell himself talked about the possibility), lack of consumer interest kept it from going anywhere; the honest truth was that it seemed that despite all the sci-fi attention it received, the public didn't really ''want'' videophones, at least not at any significant price. They only became broadly successful in the modern era once they could be cheaply integrated into existing became a secondary feature of mainstream computer technology, and even then, many would argue they remain little more than a novelty [[TheInternetIsForPorn outside of the porn business]].
23rd Jul '15 10:31:40 AM SeanMurrayI
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-->-- '''[[http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/2013/01/future-calling-videophones-in-the-world-of-the-jetsons/ Paleofuture]] blog''' at Smithsonian.com
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-->-- '''[[http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/2013/01/future-calling-videophones-in-the-world-of-the-jetsons/ Paleofuture]] blog''' Paleofuture]]''' at Smithsonian.com
12th Jul '15 3:36:47 PM SeanMurrayI
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* One episode of ''{{Anime/Doraemon}}'' features one of these using the house's television. The video feed was also (obviously) one-way. This was years before actual videophones were a thing.
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* One episode of ''{{Anime/Doraemon}}'' features one of these using the house's television. The video feed was also (obviously) one-way. This was years before actual videophones were a thing.
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