Industrial Revolution: Radio

A crucial achievement in communication technology – wireless communication!   Radio brings us long distance transmission without the wires (you know, like your magic band!). The technology was around in the early 1900’s and was a useful tool for Naval communications where putting up wires between ships wasn’t feasible.

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Industrial Revolution: Cinema

Look quickly to your right for the Cinema Scene because times they are a changin’ at a rapid pace! This one has been a challenge to fit into the timeline before the 2008 refurb. Let’s start with the original version. It starts with a grand cinema marquee and a woman in a ticket booth.

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Space Age: Television

Radio was huge. The next logical step was to add visual information to the audio via radio waves. Television is really a three-part invention: 1. the TV camera that turns a picture and sound into a signal; 2. the TV transmitter that sends the signal through the air; and 3. the TV set in your home.

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Computers (’82-’94)

With instant communication from Radio, Telephone, and Television – technology constantly grows to automate this vast network. With instant communication available each day we not only get information faster, we are inundated with information. How are we supposed to deal with all of this information?

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