Future communication

Our ability to communicate took a huge leap forward in the late 19th century. As we learned to use radio waves to communicate, the problems of distance vanished.

The early 20th century saw the advent of quantum mechanics, and with it, the potential to revolutionise human communication in ways that the physicists could never have imagined.


  • For over 100 years people have imagined being able to make video calls to each other. This now exists! Have you tried it?
  • How else might we be able to communicate in the future?
  • People have also imagined being able to read someone's mind with a machine. Would you want to be able to read someone's mind? What about having your own mind read?