The telegraph could send information at high speed, over long distances, giving rise to the first global communication network.
Telephone networks gave rise to new forms of behaviour and social etiquette, transforming working lives and relationships.
Television and radio networks connect millions of people watching or listening to the same programme at the same time.
From television broadcasting, to earth observation and real-time location information, satellites brought international experiences into homes and pockets.
Computer networks provide unparalleled opportunities for creativity, sharing and collaboration between individuals.
The transformation of mobile phones, from communication machines into versatile computing devices, enabled users to create and consume personal data, wherever they were in the world.