History of Cell Phones

NFC or Near field communication is something would simply be impossible without the popularity of the cellular telephone today. This article will look at the steps that lead to the creation of the cell phone which in turn lead to many other technologies such as NFC.

It all started with a man named Samuel Morse, credited with the creation and development of the Morse Code. The things he accomplished in his time truly paved the way to the way we do things today, the internet, land lines and cell phones are all technologies that grew from the basis of Samuel Morse's work. In 1832 Samuel Morse came up with the idea of the electro magnetic telegraph and created his first prototype by the year 1835. By 1942, he had built his first wire system for the use of the telegraph which was around a mile long. This turned out to be the first device to ever send electrical communication.

This gave the world the idea of sending information, and communicating by electricity. And just like NFC, once there is a new technology like this, there are only the limits of the imagination. Since they found out during Morse's experiment that these signals could even travel wirelessly through water, they began seeking other ways to send signals, data and information.

1843-A man came around named Michael Faraday who began to research if electrical signals could be sent through the air just like it could in the water and in electrical wires.

1864- A man named James Maxwell conducted a research project in which he discovered that electrical, light, and magnetic forces were all somehow related and he pondered if this idea could be used in order to send 'waves' to a receiving device wirelessly.

1865- Mahlon Loomis who was a dentist became the first person to communicate wirelessly without the use of water. In the following years he was able to send telegraphs up to 20 miles away by using kites as radio towers.

In the next several decades telephone poles were created and became a mainstream way of communication through telephones and telegraphs. All the while many researchers tried and tried again to find a way to communicate wirelessly on a more dependable basis. Finally, a better understanding of wireless capabilities were born because wires on the telephone poles were accidentally transmitting into the others which obviously had to be wireless communication by way of electromagnetism.

Hitting the fast forward button to 1973, the very first cell phone was created and began to chance the way we did everything. This provided the influence for a man named Martin Cooper to want to crate a wireless device that could be carried around by a person who could then communicate with anyone who was also out on their own. Calling someone wirelessly to a house or an office was simply not convenient enough.

Today a city landscape with busy pedestrians looks much different than it even did a decade ago. Almost everyone is talking on their cell phones, texting on their phones or even using a blue tooth device. Many say this is all thanks to the groundbreaking work originally done by Samuel Morse.

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History of Cell Phones

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