What will the telephone be like when I grow up?

The day is coming when you will be able to reach any telephone in the country simply by dialing a number.

Perhaps some day in the future you may just speak the number into the transmitter and get your party automatically.

The introduction of universal direct dialing was a pretty safe guess in 1953, since direct dialing had, by then, already been introduced in some places.

It's more impressive that the ad writers also successfully predicted the introduction of voice recognition technology.

Life - May 18, 1953

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 11, 2023
     Category: Technology | Telephones | 1950s | Yesterday’s Tomorrows

There was a tremendous advance from the 1940's to the 1950's. In the '40's, it took 20 minutes and three people to explain how to dial a phone. In the '50's, it took one person less than 10 minutes.
Posted by ges on 07/12/23 at 03:35 PM
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