History of Video Calls: From Fantasy to Flops to Facetime

A visual history of the science and sci-fi of phone calls you can see. (And, no, it didn't start with The Jetsons.)

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The Videophone in Culture

In science fiction, no self-respecting futuristic spaceman would be caught dead without real-time, two-way audio-visual communications. Notable fictional appearances of the videophone include Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis (upper left); The Jetsons, first broadcast in 1962 (upper right); and in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Jetsons' videophone in particular resonated with viewers through the decades.

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