Nov. 7, 1905: Remote Control Wows Public

1905: Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres-Quevedo uses a radio remote controller to operate a boat more than a mile away in the Bilbao estuary. The crowd is amazed.

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Madusha1810d ago

I love reading stories like this. Things we see now to be just every day technology amazed people when it first came out. One of the best is Steve Jobs revealing the first iMac. Just makes me wonder about today's technology and what we are amazed by and how we will see it in the future when we look back.

GrumpyVeteran1809d ago

I wonder if we've reached a point where nothing will really "wow!" us anymore, I mean, what we have now will get faster, smaller or bigger if it's a TV :P, but ... I just don't know if some invention is gonna pop out of no where, wow us all like people were back then, and change everyone's lives.