For millennia the only forms of ‘mass’ communication were hand written. From such humble beginnings, the pace of development has been very rapid to modern global communication and connectivity systems; from 1844 (when Samuel Morse invented the telegraph), through 1973 (the first public demonstration of a call from a handheld wireless phone), to 2020, when the number of mobile-phone users is expected to reach 4.78 billion.
From 1941 – Konrad Zuse demonstrates the Z3, arguably the world’s first computer, to the German military, to 2002– when the one billionth mobile device in the world was connected.
From – 1957 – The USSR launches Sputnik, the first artificial earth satellite to –
2018 – According to the Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space maintained by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), there are 4,857 satellites currently orbiting the planet.
New Scientist – 17th October 2019
SpaceX has filed documents with telecommunications authorities that show it has plans to launch 30,000 small satellites – that is roughly triple the number put into orbit by humans in history so far.
SpaceX already has permission to put nearly 12,000 satellites in low Earth orbit, and 60 of these are already up there. It plans to use these to create a wireless internet service called Starlink.
The firm says the new satellites are to meet future internet demand, but they will also be well situated for Earth observation.
From 1969 – The early formation of the Internet begins when the first pair of nodes is installed at the University of California, Los Angeles campus (UCLA) to 1991 – The World Wide Web is developed by Tim Berners, to 2000 – 738,000,000 users, to 2015 – 3,200,000,000 users, to 2020 – over 4.54 billion users.
What does this mean?
Over 2,000 years ago, our ability to communicate around the world and watch events from anywhere on the planet was foretold and we have only seen this unfold in our lifetime, why?
Revelation 11:3 – 10– And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”… Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city… where also their Lord was crucified (Jerusalem). For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial (for this to be possible there has to be global communication links).
Matthew 24:14 – And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
What does the Bible tell us about? – The Future
What does this mean for you? – Good News