Transmissions through time: the 2017 advent calendar
Day 18

The viewphone

Geoffrey Gouriet takes a very early look at video calling.

In this clip from the 1972 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Ripples in the ether", Geoffrey Gouriet demonstrates the 'viewphone', an early phone that lets you see person you're talking to on a screen.

Geoffrey G. Gouriet gave the 1972 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Ripples in the ether". This clip is from his sixth lecture, "Vision of the future".