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George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." Since the beginning of time, man has been curious about what the future would bring. Since the invention of the telephone in 1876, man has become obsessed with communication and how to constantly improve inventions such as the telephone and other devices that enhance the speed of communication. Over time we have created machine after machine to help us solve this problem. The telephone has evolved from a device that you could only access from the comfort of your home into an accessory that keeps you constantly connected with the outside world. Since the invention of the mobile phone in late 1980's, the amount of mobile phone users has expanded from zero to over five billion in 2012. This is the single largest shift of any commercial appliance being used in society throughout the history of mankind. Many have questioned if machines will ever develop to a level that can work cohesively with the superiority of man. It seems as if this question is becoming increasingly relevant in our society everyday. The most common device a person has on them at any given time is not their wallet or keys, but in fact their mobile telephone. I believe the new question that should be addressed in society is whether humans will ever be able to fully communicate without the dependency of these devices.
Art and design
Date of Defense
April 24, 2013.
A Thesis submitted to the Department of Art in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Perkins, L. (2013). Communication: A Modern Illusion. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0204