Letter to the 1900s

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Hello, my name is ******. I am from the year 2012, this letter is meant to inform you about the wonders of electronic mail! Not far from the time you live in now there will be great advances in technology. A man named Thomas Edison was the father of modern home electrical devices. The light bulb was among the first. You may see strange bottled light on street corners or perhaps in local homes or public buildings. These tiny wonders are a marvel of modern technology for your time. In my time we send voices, photographs, and motion pictures across the ethers. This may sound like sorcery to you but allow me to explain our world as it is in the 21st century. Not long after the lightbulb was invented, man took flight. The Wright brothers invention of the first airplane brought global travel to the forefront. As global travel became more and more modern so did communication starting with the telegraph, which you may already have. The telegraph lead to the invention of the telephone which transmits voice over copper wire to a switch board where an operator would patch your signal through to the person you were trying to reach. Some years later the telephone will advance farther and they will no longer need the copper wire attached to the mouth piece, into which you speak.
The cellular telephone or “cellphone” was a marvel of modern technology. Most people today practically live on them! Cell phones are small electronic devices that send and receive signals completely wirelessly using radio and ether waves. Cellphones not only allow you to talk to anyone anywhere in the world that also has a cellphone they also allow you to send written words back and forth, this is known as a “text message”. You type your words on the screen using a version of a keyboard much like that of a typewriter only much smaller. When you send the message it is broken down into an electronic…...

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