Retro Tech: Hyperconnectivity

How did we all get so hyperconnected? I’m taking a look at where it all started - the simple phone - and how things developed. How we went from answering machines to AOL messenger to Facetime. But I’m also taking a look at where it’s all going; and I’m looking at tech that will one day allow us to communicate telepathically.
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  1. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith12 שעות לפני

    The reflective burn supposedly bruise because mass histopathologically rub beyond a staking ghost. berserk, festive nancy

  2. LonerStoner Studios

    LonerStoner Studiosיום לפני

    8:59 Micheal mjd fans?

  3. Suman Das

    Suman Dasיום לפני

    ♥️♥️♥️awesome 😍👌🏻

  4. V.S.M.O CH

    V.S.M.O CHיום לפני

    When daredevil talks to stick in mind. This is the feels like. And the flashed barry Allen too, maybe.

  5. Arkaprava Manna

    Arkaprava Manna2 ימים לפני

    Old communication feels different. And really liked the guests this episode.

  6. Aditya Pawar

    Aditya Pawar3 ימים לפני

    This entire seires is just people being shocked that marques doesn't know anything about anything

  7. Andrew Sturgess

    Andrew Sturgess3 ימים לפני

    When AIM replaced the initial AOL instant message it was a game changer because it integrated image sharing through messages. This inevitably led to ubiquitous cultural phenomena like memes, selfies, and something I was a super early pioneer of (for better or worse) - the “filter”. I had a serial-connected Connectix QuickCam, a few design apps like (a very much bootlegged) PhotoShop 3.1, Kai’s Power Tools and Macromedia Painter, and would just go to town on my pics (just called pics. Selfie wasn’t a word yet)... adding layers of color to the greyscale images, throwing on weird text or stupid sarcastic captions, or just drawing some strange setting to make the otherwise kind of boring (yet still awesome) 16 shade greyscale 160x120 pixel QuickCam pics look more like a statement than a snapshot. I’ve still got some OG “filtered” pics from 1995-1998 I made before escaping to art school and eventually getting acquainted with a proper digital camera. AOL and AIM was the Wild West in the 90s and early 2000s, it was kind of awesome because everything about the internet was so new and otherworldly compared to now where it’s almost totally integrated with everything we do. The QuickCam and the Color QuickCam were certified dope.

  8. Kaze 365

    Kaze 3653 ימים לפני

    Always look back in the past to get educated.. often times we take things for granted and that also limit our imagination of what the future could be.

  9. Chandra Budiman

    Chandra Budiman4 ימים לפני

    With telephone u didnt have to get out of your house and meet someone to talk to them, just call them. With computers and smartphones u dont have to speak to communicate with someone, just type it out. Now with this nextmind device u dont even have to do anything, just think about it. All the improvements in technology always makes us do less. Soon when everything is replaced with robots and tech, whats even the purpose of human life?

  10. Stephan Doiron

    Stephan Doiron4 ימים לפני

    I find Marques to be monotone and tedious to listen to at the best of times but to watch this series where he reviews old tech with a mostly modern filter is just a non starter for me. Was looking forward to the nostalgia trip but the last few videos I've watched have been mostly a big yawn. Didn't even make it 5 minutes into this one.

  11. Aaron Zhang

    Aaron Zhang4 ימים לפני

    I actually own a tel mouse...

  12. Kunal Nadkarni

    Kunal Nadkarni7 ימים לפני

    Mind = 🤯 with the mind reading tech and dis not know we are so close with this. This is so amazing. Thanks for these episodes Marques 😊👍

  13. KrazedKoala

    KrazedKoala7 ימים לפני

    This man started face timing the rock....

  14. Bryan Veloso

    Bryan Veloso7 ימים לפני

    How about mIRC? :D Hahaha!

  15. Colin S

    Colin S8 ימים לפני

    I will be the first to sign up for the nuera link or whatever brain chip comes up 💪🏾

  16. MrB8boy

    MrB8boy8 ימים לפני

    Classic one: asl?

  17. Brad Loves Black Girls

    Brad Loves Black Girls8 ימים לפני

    Chuck Nice's wife sounds like an absolute headache

  18. u4site 4u2

    u4site 4u29 ימים לפני

    As a matter of fact lol what's synonymous with computers back in the day right along with that annoying sound it when you put it up your computer and try to get on the internet

  19. u4site 4u2

    u4site 4u29 ימים לפני

    AOL wow it was synonymous with computers

  20. Dan M.

    Dan M.9 ימים לפני


  21. Siddhartha Shankar Dey

    Siddhartha Shankar Dey9 ימים לפני

    Marquess has 2 "s" So does "Glassmorphism"

  22. Dailey Dose of Joseph

    Dailey Dose of Joseph9 ימים לפני

    I can't wait to do another ILmines Premium trial this time next year.

  23. TheGrayWolf

    TheGrayWolf9 ימים לפני

    How did he get AIM working, haven't the servers been down since 2017?

  24. Matias Cedeira

    Matias Cedeira9 ימים לפני


  25. AaiMNr_

    AaiMNr_9 ימים לפני

    Didn't use AOL messenger, but I'm familiar with dial up. And MySpace lol


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    CRAZY CHIPMUNK9 ימים לפני


  28. william bleux

    william bleux10 ימים לפני

    And how was editing videos at the time ?

  29. william bleux

    william bleux10 ימים לפני

    2:41 I did that and it did not end well

  30. Samy Basile

    Samy Basile12 ימים לפני

    Seeing AIM, just threw me back to my childhood

  31. Tushar Sharma

    Tushar Sharma13 ימים לפני

    13:19 when you see his probe lens for the first time

  32. Nathan Garcia

    Nathan Garcia14 ימים לפני

    This video is such a waste of time why did you even do this

  33. Nathan Garcia

    Nathan Garcia14 ימים לפני

    Fuck this video looks like you put no time into this what a bum

  34. IamVeryAnonymous

    IamVeryAnonymous14 ימים לפני

    I dont get ads cuz i am using free adblocker

  35. AgentStarke

    AgentStarke15 ימים לפני

    Those AIM sounds are triggering my latent teenage social anxiety

  36. Tre916

    Tre91615 ימים לפני

    OMG, I'm 36 and watching Marques struggle with a cassette tape made my back hurt...

  37. Levente Krisztián Büte

    Levente Krisztián Büte8 ימים לפני

    29, but... the same. But even just seeing him how he uses instant messaging. Jeez... 😬

  38. Tony T. aka DoubleT23

    Tony T. aka DoubleT2315 ימים לפני

    I lowkey want AIM back!

  39. Matt Reid

    Matt Reid16 ימים לפני

    I can't keep up with the super fast cuts in this video. I guess that's the way all things are edited now a days

  40. Michael J. O’Neill

    Michael J. O’Neill16 ימים לפני

    Omg that AIM and AOL segment really brought the memories out for me. Really was peak nostalgia.

  41. Get Me Coding

    Get Me Coding16 ימים לפני

    I really enjoy what you are doing here. Looking forward sometimes means looking at the past. These videos you have allow us to do that. To answer your question.... we still haven't arrived and we have alot of work still to do on so many levels.

  42. Edward Hodge

    Edward Hodge17 ימים לפני

    CHUCK NICE IS AWESOME, More Chuck! :)

  43. Yatindra Manas

    Yatindra Manas17 ימים לפני

    16:03 Is this a hint to a future video appearance?!👀🤕😳🤯

  44. Dire Needs

    Dire Needs17 ימים לפני

    I retired my answering machine 4 or 5 years ago.

  45. Cena Shahbazi

    Cena Shahbazi18 ימים לפני

    mind transfer download n upload it

  46. Lightfire 360

    Lightfire 36018 ימים לפני

    How did they not say anything about neurolink at the end. Especially marques as an elon musk Fan. Neurolink is working on the brainchips right now. They just Regenten uploaded a Video of a monkey playing Pong just with his mind. They are aiming for comunication inside the brain for the next 5 to 10 years

  47. Stormy Weather

    Stormy Weather19 ימים לפני

    Yet we're 50 years or more behind the military.

  48. Rockin Robin

    Rockin Robin19 ימים לפני

    that mitubishi one is like snapchat

  49. donald johnson

    donald johnson19 ימים לפני

    American On Hold

  50. yolodancers

    yolodancers19 ימים לפני

    AOL disappeared like only 10 years ago.

  51. nintyoneys

    nintyoneys19 ימים לפני

    I cant believe I'm 4 years older than you and I experienced everything in this video from the 90s.

  52. Miggy Balba

    Miggy Balba20 ימים לפני

    That old landline that transmits photos was surely used for sending nudes back in the day. Lol.

  53. joytekb

    joytekb20 ימים לפני

    Looking at all this old tech it is easy to see how much Apple changed the world.

  54. Sir Mr Jason

    Sir Mr Jason20 ימים לפני

    Okay you bring me back to my childhood this is scary 😂

  55. Jay Spice

    Jay Spice20 ימים לפני

    Of course it's from 1984.... Hypoconnectivity is Orwellian

  56. K sweeney

    K sweeney20 ימים לפני

    How has Marques never used AOL or a home landline phone?? I was born 6 months before him and I used ALL of those things. Super cool to be able to see the tech improve so fast. Still remember using AIM to message all my friends lol

  57. Jason Cardoz

    Jason Cardoz20 ימים לפני

    Never used AIM but used Windows Messenger, that was a throwback 😂

  58. markoo robenhurst

    markoo robenhurst20 ימים לפני

    did he really call his wife with that phone?? how cheap is the phone plan with old video phone?

  59. 天秀tm

    天秀tm20 ימים לפני


  60. Scally

    Scally20 ימים לפני

    13:52 notice how they are using reactOS and not Windows 98...

  61. NostradamAssHat

    NostradamAssHat21 יום לפני

    The stuff in the end of this video sounds awesome and also like a privacy nightmare. If I could have something that allows me to send a message to someone else through brain to brain contact but there isn't a business involved, I'd be all for it. But you know Verizon or Google or Facebook will want to be involved so they can listen in for advertisement purposes.

  62. Jose Trevino

    Jose Trevino21 יום לפני

    Psalm 24 1 The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

  63. Стоил Стоилов

    Стоил Стоилов21 יום לפני

    So I would be able to RickRoll my buddies with.. MY MIND?!?!!?

  64. Varun VC

    Varun VC21 יום לפני

    10:05 1998, and Windows XP? i like him though

  65. Varun VC

    Varun VC21 יום לפני

    10:08 holy shit! that came very nostalgic

  66. aneebaba06

    aneebaba0621 יום לפני

    Am I the only one who had a portable CD player among those watching? I'm 39 years old haha.

  67. Brandon Akey

    Brandon Akey22 ימים לפני

    Okay.. seriously. Adding a shit ton of rapidly changing camera angles, most of which feel like they are being held by a drunk person doesn't make your content more interesting!!! It's just annoying! It's not 'cool', it's not 'edgy', it's not 'professional' its. Just. Annoying. The angle changes once every second in some parts! Seriously! Sorry, I really had to get that off my chest. Have a nice day. Cheers!

  68. MrDryhammer

    MrDryhammer22 ימים לפני

    16:03 facetiming "The Rock". Waiting for the collaboration! 👀🎉

  69. Kirk McCosker

    Kirk McCosker22 ימים לפני

    god I feel old now.

  70. Shannon M

    Shannon M22 ימים לפני

    watching you describe the answering machine made me feel so ancient lol i just turned 40

  71. Mobeek

    Mobeek22 ימים לפני

    So, that dude created an entire machine that reads your brain but can't figure how to whiten his teeth?

  72. Yue Fan

    Yue Fan22 ימים לפני

    I love the Chumbawumba reference but it doesn't make sense! As soon as the dialup connection disconnects (and your computer is no longer connected to the AIM server), away messages won't work anymore.

  73. Mobeek

    Mobeek22 ימים לפני

    "1998" but using Windows XP... use Win 98, my dude.

  74. Kevin McDaniel

    Kevin McDaniel22 ימים לפני

    '64 NY World's Fair; Video Phones...

  75. Kevin McDaniel

    Kevin McDaniel22 ימים לפני

    Guess ya"ll didn't know that people were once hired to serve as your answering machine...ANSWERING SERVICES

  76. Blah Lbah

    Blah Lbah22 ימים לפני

    We're already having issues with just a simple vaccine. How in the world will folks "pitch" a neural implant tech to us? XD. But then again, if AOL was able to "sell" itself to the masses, I guess it's possible.

  77. Abundance

    Abundance22 ימים לפני

    Telepathy and Time Travel next please

  78. Wirajitha Wickramathilake

    Wirajitha Wickramathilake22 ימים לפני

    Hi MKBSD!

  79. SevenDeMagnus

    SevenDeMagnus22 ימים לפני


  80. AD P

    AD P23 ימים לפני

    I really liked this episode. I used to be a beta tester for AOL's first Windows version back on Windows 3.0 LOL :-)

  81. Derek Johnson

    Derek Johnson23 ימים לפני

    with how picky this dude is with Apple products I can't even imagine his product reviews from the 80s LOL

  82. Elon Musk

    Elon Musk23 ימים לפני

    0:45 "comes from 1984" - started to think about telescreens from the novel

  83. Cindy Eisenberg

    Cindy Eisenberg23 ימים לפני

    I got my first answering machine in the late 80’s and it was part of my phone. The answering machine was revolutionary. In the 60’s we had rotary dial phone. Most people alive today wouldn’t know how to use those. My American girl historic doll from the 80’s has a clear phone. So cool. The cell phone we have today is basically a computer and we fell naked without it. But, I remember my first cell phone barely worked. The came the expensive flip phone. It was expensive, because it was the first with blue tooth. The computer came in 2001. I remember not being able to use the phone while on the computer. I remember the ding dongs while I tried to connect and the machine was so slow. I had MSN and it was similar to AOL. DSL came before Y-FY. We were happy to get a phone call and use the computer. It was a little faster.

  84. Caius

    Caius23 ימים לפני

    oh wow

  85. Brad Hartliep

    Brad Hartliep23 ימים לפני

    2004 and 2008 and 2012 and 2016 and 2020 and 2024 REPUBLICAN Candidate for President Brad Hartliep has been cleaning up Earth's pollution and protecting Earth and protecting Earth's Plants and Animals and Water and Air for 44 years .. and calling for 50% reductions in greenhouse gas emissions for 31 years - and as President, those emissions would have gone down immediately .. and if you had elected Brad Hartliep in 2012 or 2026, Carbon Equivalent Pollution in our atmosphere would be below 400 ppm .. and dropping to 350 ppm .. within 10 years -- that would be 2022 or 2026 at the latest .. and if you had elected Brad Hartliep in 2004 or 2008 - Carbon Equivalent Pollution in our Atmosphere would have never risen above 400 ppm, and it would have been reduced to 375 ppm within 5 to 10 years, depending in what year I was elected .. and 350 ppm before 2025 .. Fuel Economy would have risen to a minimum of 40 MPG for all Vehicles during my first year in office and 50 MPG within 10 years .. and every Powerplant and Utility in America would have had Carbon Filtration installed on all Smokestacks within the first 4 years of my Presidency .. and every house and Corporate Building and Skyscraper and Garage and Parking Lot in America would have been covered by Solar Panels within 10 years .. every Oil Derrick in very Ocean would have been converted to Wind Turbine Platforms within 10 years .. The Global Climate Change problem would have been addressed and attacked by Brad Hartliep in 2005 if you had elected Brad Hartliep President in 2004 and 2009, if you had elected Brad Hartliep President in 2008, and 2017, if you elected Brad Hartliep President in 2016 .. Brad Hartliep has been calling for a 50% Reduction in our Greenhouse Pollutants before 2020, and later 2025, for 30 years -- before Greta Thunberg .. before Bernie Sanders .. and before Al Gore -- yet you have never given one single consideration to anything Brad Hartliep has said over the last 40 years concerning the need to reduce the absolute need of our pollution - you have never given one single thought to Brad Hartliep's Pro-Earth Policies .. or Brad Hartliep's Pro-Civil-Rights Policies - Republican Civil Rights Policies that have existed for 244 years and that are the Inspiration for every single Democratic Party Civil Agenda in the last 60 years .. you have never given Brad Hartliep the same recognition for his 44 years of Climate Protection service that you have given Greta Thunberg for her 1 year of Climate Change service -- Brad Hartliep is 8 Billion Times better qualified than Greta Thunberg for the Noble Peace Prize or the Noble Climate Prize .. Racist White Supremacist Democrat Joe Biden has never in his life done anything to protect earth -- until this week .. If you want to Truly Protect Planet Earth's Natural resources and Plants and Animals and Waters and Oxygen and Atmosphere Slow Down and start supporting Brad Hartliep for 2024 President, because Brad Hartliep will accomplish significantly more Greenhouse gas reductions that Joe Biden and Brad Hartliep will accomplish it faster and better than Joe Biden and Brad Hartliep will create more well-paying living-wage jobs than Joe Biden and Brad Hartliep will create a better, cheaper national healthcare program than both Joe Biden and Barack Obama and Brad Hartliep will create the greatest, long-term, sustainable Middle Class and Working Class Economic Growth in US History .. Joe Biden's entire 2020 Campaign Platform and Joe Biden's entire 2021 Policy Platform is plagiarized directly off of what Republican Brad Hartliep has been calling for for the last 30 years .. everything Joe Biden is trying to accomplish he stole from the Policies and Platforms of Brad Hartliep developed and written over the last more than 20 years - every single one of them .. Bur Brad Hartliep has the heart and the dedication to protecting America and Protecting the Planet and Protecting the People that Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have never had .. You choose .. unwisely .. You should have Voted for Brad Hartliep .. America would be 20 years ahead of the curve .. instead of in the mess it's in now .. No One is better qualified and more capable of ending America's decades of Corruption .. and fixing America's decades of Civil Rights Abuses .. and destroying America's decades of Climate Inaction than Brad Hartliep .. the ONLY Candidate for President in the last 16 years that would have solved America's, and the World's, Climate Problems 16 years ago .. Vote Brad Hartliep President in 2024 and Save Planet Earth and America from Joe Biden's 48 years of Climate Inaction, Lies and Corruption ..

  86. Lane Fujikado

    Lane Fujikado23 ימים לפני

    The floppy disk will still be the save icon

  87. Jose Trevino

    Jose Trevino23 ימים לפני

    Psalm 32 1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit is no guile. 3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. 4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. 5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. 6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come near unto him. 7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. 8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. 9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. 10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about. 11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

  88. Ave LWH

    Ave LWH23 ימים לפני

    Retro Tech is my new favorite thing❗💚

  89. Martijn van Gammeren

    Martijn van Gammeren23 ימים לפני

    Instant communication is a very fun idea. But what about extending our knowledge by "uploading" packs of whatever into our brain like language or certain skills like gardening or playing a musical instrument. Yes it also needs practise but language would be a huge step forward. I am turning 36 very soon , oh the horror, but I'm so glad I did grew up when all these things where happening. Now as a teacher I try to make kids understand how important privacy is. Or how complex the world did become. And the bullying is not only at the school anymore but 24/7 due to social media. Overall great episode!

  90. Joan Asuncion

    Joan Asuncion24 ימים לפני

    AOL username MKBsd lol

  91. Wave Master

    Wave Master24 ימים לפני

    I remember going over to my cousin's house and they used AOL

  92. Wave Master

    Wave Master24 ימים לפני

    My parents still have their landline and a more modern answering machine/phone combo. They refuse to give up the landline and don't use voice mails. I was born in 1987 for clarity.

  93. Matthew Semones

    Matthew Semones24 ימים לפני

    in the next 37 years... MAYBE you can buy a video card... maybe... if the miners and scalpers and corporations allow it

  94. Ken Fromchicago

    Ken Fromchicago24 ימים לפני

    Marques, they left out one very important feature of answering machines and no one planned for but was emergent behavior: CALL SCREENING. Unlike leaving vmails, an answer machine could play the recording of the call LIVE as the caller was leaving a message and you could decide to pick up the receiver and talk to them--OR NOT. Thus for 20 something years, early phone messages would have people yelling "PICK UP! PICK UP!" "I KNOW YOU'RE THERE, screening the call, PICK UP!" Because people were so used to being screened knowing they themselves screened calls. Now, we screen calls based on caller id, but in the 80s and 90s, caller ID on landlines cost extra from the phone company. Call screening was the opposite of hyperconnectivity--so maybe that's why you left it out.

  95. Sharmarke Jama

    Sharmarke Jama24 ימים לפני


  96. Proto Rhinocerator

    Proto Rhinocerator24 ימים לפני

    Answering machines. One of the best features they ever put on the answering machine was the "toll saver". The feature before this was the ability to check messages remotely. You'd call your own number, enter a passcode, and then you could hear your recent messages. But if you were on a trip, that meant spending money on a long distance call to check messages. With toll saver, the answering machine would pick up after 4 rings when there were no messages, but 2 rings if there were new messages. So if it rang 3 times you hang up and don't pay for a long distance call. Picture phone. I was a kid back in 1973 and we went on a field trip to the Buhl Planetarium in Pittsburgh. They had the coolest science stuff there, and a really awesome miniature train room. In 1973 they had a picture phone. The screen was tiny, and in grainy black and white, but it worked. They had one here and another over there. I could make faces with my classmates over a real picture phone like on The Jetsons (only nowhere near as cool). The sound wasn't hooked up but they were going to fix that next week. Also, by 1975, every house in the country will have picture phones! So how cool is that? Needless to say, the 1975 thing never happened.

  97. Mitch McConahay

    Mitch McConahay24 ימים לפני

    Who’s Marques Brownlee

  98. Edwan Vi

    Edwan Vi24 ימים לפני

    ... why are you using ReactOS for AIM? Feel like that's a big point we're just skimming over here

  99. Alien Encore

    Alien Encore24 ימים לפני

    So you can give a ILminesr an unlimited budget and access to the best tech on earth and the outcome is the same shit you don't want to watch on TV.

  100. Native2458

    Native245824 ימים לפני

    Wow the thought of communicating without speaking is a quiet/shy/introvert person's dream, too bad I won't live long enough to see it in everyday life at least.

  101. Treetop Jones

    Treetop Jones23 ימים לפני

    Send a text on your phone.

  102. Native2458

    Native245824 ימים לפני

    The next step would be a hologram of the person you're talking to.