We already have great access to feelings and emotions – the analysis of voice intonation is helping us better understand the moods and condition of our loved ones without the need for tiresome questions. Secrecy is now a thing of the past: the desire for utmost openness and frankness in statements and actions is a paradoxical trend of the 21st century. With the increase in the sensitivity of MRI and other devices for recording brain activity, science will soon reach our most intimate thoughts. It remains to be seen whether the introduction of telepathic nanoprobes into our lives will be combined with the promulgation of a decent ethical code for such matters.
1910-1914, Siemens and Galske, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire. Collection of the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow
Instant messaging program. Mirabilis was founded in 1966. In 1998, the startup joined AOL, which had paid $287 million for it, and in 2010 it went for $187.5 million to Digital Sky Technologies
1972. Moscow, USSR. Collection of the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow
Internet messenger. The first version of Viber was released in 2010. The instant messenger was bought in 2014 by the Japanese company Rakuten for $900 million. Today, Viber’s developers are engaged in the Juno project – a competitor to Uber.
1903-1910. A.B.L.M. Ericsson and Co., Stockholm, Sweden. Collection of the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow
1981. Molodechno, USSR. Collection of the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow
1983, Motorola Inc., USA. Collection of the Museum of Mobile Technologies, Moscow
Electronic dictionary and automatic translator. Babylon Software was founded in 1997 and has famously collaborated with Google
Emotions and mood detector. Beyond Verbal was founded in 2012 and during its development has attracted over $10 million of investment and received 8 patents
Pupil movements tracking glasses. EyeControl was founded in 2016, since which the startup has won several international awards, including GeekTime Next (2017) and the WeWork Creator Award (2018)
Music based on the composition Lux Aeterna by Gyorgy Ligeti