Some 140 years this month Alexander Graham Bell received his patent for what he called was a telephone. It wasn’t that long later that he strung wire of telephone poles as he described them from his home in Brantford to Paris, Ontario. It was Marconi who introduced the telegraph years before. Prior to that First Nations people contacted each other by smoke signals.
Those who have resided long enough will remember the weather station atop William Street. There, large wicker cone-shaped baskets were hung to signal incoming grain carriers and other ships as to weather conditions/winds as they rounded Midland Point.
During WWI dogs and pigeons were used to send messages back to the rear. Signal lamps have been used to send messages aboard ships. Today we have the Internet, Face Time, Skype, Face Book, Twitter, cell phones to speak to folks on the other side of the world or to ISS 250 miles above the earth, as one has been doing since last Fall. So thanks to the Wright brothers for flying their first gas-powered aircraft, mankind has stepped on the moon and for the past 15 years nearly 250 men and women have lived and worked in space aboard International space station.
Our globe would not be where it is today without inventors……just think in another 10-15 years mankind will be living on Mars at the rate we are going.