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The Video Chat That Existed In The 1870s | How Sci-fi Inspired Science ctm magazine

Since the invention of the telephone and even before we had it in real life, video chatting has appeared in science fiction. See how this once elusive technology was commonplace in illustrations, television, and movies for over a century.
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The Video Chat That Existed In The 1870s | How Sci-fi Inspired Science

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  • National Geographic on May 14, 2020

    Video chatting has appeared in illustrations, television, and movies long before we had it in real life. What was your favorite part of this video?

  • ijas ikku on May 14, 2020

    ..കമന്റോളികൾ നീണാൾ വാഴട്ടെ..😁
    ..Like from kerala, INDIA..


  • Quote on May 14, 2020

    to whoever read this comment

    know that your parents love you and love yourself, stay safe and be happy!❤️

  • Sahal Koth on May 14, 2020

    This Is Avesome

  • Lynette Rose on May 14, 2020

    Very fun!

  • Jorscht on May 15, 2020

    Too bad they didn't predict another cancer called Tiktok

  • Aaron Domanais on May 15, 2020

    both my grandmothers are dead

  • wavi on May 15, 2020

    The moment when science fiction lose the fiction and become the science.

  • Troy W on May 15, 2020

    And pico and the transistor with a pico in open space just imagine you build a second length of electrical energy pico fold it 300 times to a second one light year in 31 hours and since worm holes don't naturally exist your going to build one off fabric antimatter and black hole physics nutron star on top off all to math in partical and SL way cool those last bits no?? i hope to put up a youtube on the engine off the fire in the sky movie using magnetic levitation correctly at a drone level compex stuff from the couple off old base sets posted i got! But worked it out hope to get 3 engines if i can.

  • Adam Alfath on May 15, 2020

    Also now! Today maybe we call some futuristic concept is a delusion, but what about next decade? or after that?

  • Ace Hardy on May 15, 2020


  • whatislife on May 15, 2020

    Yes; and now some of us like to put a sticker over our phone/laptop cameras. Just in case.

  • SM RK on May 15, 2020

    It’s only been common place for the last 10yrs. Many of us still don’t use it.

  • Max Traveler on May 18, 2020

    And what about 1870?

  • ved Shah on May 19, 2020

    Who is watching to pass lockdown time😎

  • ved Shah on May 19, 2020

    Who got this notification in ngc subscription panel😎

  • kelvin stricland on May 21, 2020

    All From Falling Angel's, Look At Where We Are In 2020 Covid19 Hoax PLANDEMIC, New World Order, Bill Gates's Vaccine Patten number WO2020060606 Mark Of The Beast,Seek Jesus Christ Our Lord God And Saviour And God Our Father And Not Technology.

  • Honeybunny Productions on May 23, 2020

    Everyone: Texting or Calling
    FaceTime: The Boss and the intellectuals at 2:44

  • Wise Ole Geezer Circa 1941 on June 5, 2020

    video chat from the 1870's?

  • Wendler Matos on June 26, 2020

    It's amazing how science can do things today that were impossible before!

  • Menace_ on July 6, 2020

    that moment when you dont have a grandma. ;-;

  • Pritam PTR on December 24, 2020

    Teleportation become real

    In 50 years

  • S J on April 15, 2021

    I ♥️ videocall

  • fagbastard on October 8, 2021

    This dream has been achieved, and I absolutely hate using it

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