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Y-Speak: Evolution and the people

THE human race never ceases to amaze me since the beginning.

The race that never stops creating and never gives up just inspires the rest to be just like that. Each human was capable of leaving blotches of inventions on history’s clean canvas, and the world became so much more convenient than how it was originally.

Before, the society relied on early communications such as verbal and written means. But eventually people around the globe started using more creative means like smoke signals and pigeons for a new way of communicating. Through time, every era somehow manages to come up with communication developments that are more complex and yet intriguing than the last.

The tangible became intangible when James Clerk Maxewell used the idea of waves. This started a revolution where the use of radios and sending of messages through waves.

The ideas indeed kept getting weirder yet intriguing than the last. This however served a huge purpose to the people around the globe. It was convenient, it was quick, it was simple and it didn’t need anything but our voice for the equipment to work. The main objective, which is to relay the information, was still met.

With that evolution came the very paint dry evolution of the bytes. It is a little disappointing to think what we have today was worked hard by so many brilliant minds today, only to be used now to send memes, weird videos, and things that our parents wouldn’t be proud of.

But with our history, I can say without a doubt that it had the most grassroots, slowest yet most fulfilling evolutions to mankind.

In the 1960s, communication was through a walkie-talkie-esque device. In the 80s people advanced the mobile phone system. They used cell towers strategically placed at certain points around the world.

As communication progress, the closer people got to communicating to everyone in the world. However, this comes not without a price.

The only way to get your words across before was to pay a handsome price, and so the poor stuck to the slow and menial way of sending letters or going to their loved ones themselves.

To this day, this is still the case. Some poor people won’t get their point across because of their limited access to communication. (Martina Ysabel Verzosa/Multimedia Arts, Malayan Colleges Mindanao)


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