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. Jai Kishor Sharan

    Jai Kishor SharanPrije dan

    I never had an away message and disabled autoaway, my friends always scolded me for that :D

  2. Localhost Coder

    Localhost CoderPrije 3 dana

    TO the Creator of NEXTMIND :-> Make That implant thing test it but please don't make it public, It's going to be the weirdest thing on the planet, Just IMAGINE.

  3. Souvik Mukherjee

    Souvik MukherjeePrije 27 dana

    You don't need to invite other stupid HRhavers.

  4. glamazini

    glamaziniPrije 29 dana

    Life goal: do one of these Dope or Nope segments in Retro Tech with Marques.

  5. Rice Brighton

    Rice BrightonPrije mjesec

    The far-flung lier focally attract because iris naively imagine along a steady bookcase. ajar, finicky computer

  6. Ese Ukey

    Ese UkeyPrije mjesec

    That continuous unintentional response Marques kept sending to the girl was fun to watch. 😁😄

  7. Dalton Brennan

    Dalton BrennanPrije mjesec

    I used to go around and ask people for their AOL CDs or just see which phone books with the CDs had sat on the doorstep for longer than a day and just took the CDs so we constantly had AOL time

  8. The Irish Abled Gamer

    The Irish Abled GamerPrije mjesec

    I'm 28 and used AOL lol. So much nostalgia

  9. Daniel Claggett

    Daniel ClaggettPrije 2 dana

    I think we are the last age group that used AOL.

  10. Gabriel Leyba

    Gabriel LeybaPrije mjesec


  11. Daveed Wells

    Daveed WellsPrije mjesec

    That smart device is cool

  12. Daveed Wells

    Daveed WellsPrije mjesec

    Yeah that's thing at the end can you but your words from your head into a machine

  13. Daveed Wells

    Daveed WellsPrije mjesec

    No computer mouse number one

  14. Daveed Wells

    Daveed WellsPrije mjesec

    All the things changed

  15. Daveed Wells

    Daveed WellsPrije mjesec

    This technology looks great 👌👍

  16. Pratyush Nalam

    Pratyush NalamPrije mjesec

    Windows XP in 1998? 🤣

  17. tricky

    trickyPrije mjesec

    Just wondering... That brain-device thing... imagine doing a videocall with someone that the video content you're sharing is literally your vision, like what your eyes are seeing..... just wondering

  18. Nitin Chauhan

    Nitin ChauhanPrije mjesec

    Geeks special video

  19. WMAaS

    WMAaSPrije mjesec

    I would be happy if in the next 40 years we would master the art of low latency high bitrate, lossless video and Audio calling so your phone calls and video chats sound like hd HRhave videos or podcasts

  20. Alexius Corylus

    Alexius CorylusPrije mjesec

    5:45 when I was 10, I remember in the year 2000 when I was watching a pokemon on TV and professor OAK spoke with ASH on the videophone on the wall, I remember thinking with such excitement - wow, what if a cellphone had that ability. And we have it now, literally everything in one device. 10 year old me is happy to death right now

  21. Sulthan Alam

    Sulthan AlamPrije mjesec

    Imagining cryptocurrency will be the content of retro tech 40 years ahead

  22. Ted Alexander

    Ted AlexanderPrije mjesec

    I don't know about anyone else, but the idea of having something implanted into my brain to communicate with another and hearing them in my head is so unsettling. I rather stay the way I am than being one step closer to becoming like the Borg.

  23. Alan Reitman

    Alan ReitmanPrije 2 mjeseci

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  24. kooltonez jack

    kooltonez jackPrije 2 mjeseci

    Steph is from Philly..she a Philly JAWN 😎👍

  25. nispen

    nispenPrije 2 mjeseci

    Why are you not looking at us?

  26. Chris Wellz

    Chris WellzPrije 2 mjeseci

    I was briefly on AIM, I was mainly on Yahoo Instant Messenger. But how I got my friends was through social media websites like Black Planet, Myspace, Crushspot, Mocospace, Tagged. THOSE WERE THE DAYS! Ain't nothing like web camming it up to a friend from 600 miles away.

  27. Wildman Fujiami

    Wildman FujiamiPrije mjesec

    We also offer service for Yahoo! Messenger 5.5 and 6 along side our AIM service.

  28. Luke Thompson

    Luke ThompsonPrije 2 mjeseci

    Anyone else noticed that ReactOS was used rather than XP for AIM?

  29. Wildman Fujiami

    Wildman FujiamiPrije mjesec

    you might say that, because I made the ReactOS vmware image they used in this segment ;p

  30. Derek Fletcher

    Derek FletcherPrije 2 mjeseci

    Best video online right now! I'm Canadian so we had msn messenger (which I'm sure lots of Americans had too) and it was a copy and paste exp to AIM :) so so good to see!

  31. Wildman Fujiami

    Wildman FujiamiPrije mjesec

    We're also running an MSN messenger service along side our AIM service

  32. DaniPooo

    DaniPoooPrije 2 mjeseci

    Problem with Communication via though is that it's difficult to keep your mind from drifting or spontaniously thinking things that you don't really want to say. Perhaps you could think with commands, something like "quote Hi mom I'm doing fine! endquote" And everything you think that are not whithin quotes won't be transmitted? I feel like opening my mind to someone else like that would make me feel more naked than actually being naked. I'd really like to have full control with a tool like that. I'm not sure but I feel like an actual pure mindreading tool is something that would probably only be used in policework and/or by the military if we ever get there.

  33. James Goes

    James GoesPrije 2 mjeseci

    It's amazing how the concept of the smartphone was never really given much serious discussion 30 years ago. It makes me wonder if there is technology that will be as prolific as the smartphone in the future that we are overlooking.

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    vonchka motiPrije 2 mjeseci

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    Holder JunyPrije 2 mjeseci

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    Holder JunyPrije 2 mjeseci

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  37. 3rdPinEye

    3rdPinEyePrije 2 mjeseci

    We will see what happens when neuralink or someone else makes something worthwhile.

  38. woulg

    woulgPrije 2 mjeseci

    I really wish they did a quick stop on mIRC or IRC hahah, those days were so wild for me. Also wish they mentioned how w AIM and early social media people would like, graffiti their handle on the bus and stuff and you could meet people randomly like that, there were sooooo many ways to meet random people but it was a bit different because you couldn't tell anything about them without talking to them. Like they didn't usually have a profile or anything you just had to talk to them to see if they were cool or not

  39. Mikal Brown

    Mikal BrownPrije 2 mjeseci

    Mans never seen the AOL Running Man 🤯

  40. whosnkn

    whosnknPrije 2 mjeseci

    No mention of Bell Picturephone?

  41. Majid Osei

    Majid OseiPrije 2 mjeseci

    And if it chewed up the tape in the cassette and anyone else other than Phone-Mate fixed it. It would stop working.

  42. Bob Smith

    Bob SmithPrije 2 mjeseci

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

  43. LonerStoner Studios

    LonerStoner StudiosPrije 2 mjeseci

    8:59 Micheal mjd fans?

  44. Suman Das

    Suman DasPrije 2 mjeseci

    ♥️♥️♥️awesome 😍👌🏻

  45. V.S.M.O CH

    V.S.M.O CHPrije 2 mjeseci

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

  46. Arkaprava Manna

    Arkaprava MannaPrije 2 mjeseci

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

  47. Alvarian

    AlvarianPrije 2 mjeseci

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

  48. Andrew Sturgess

    Andrew SturgessPrije 2 mjeseci

    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.

  49. yolo

    yoloPrije 2 mjeseci

    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.

  50. Chandra Budiman

    Chandra BudimanPrije 2 mjeseci

    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?

  51. Stephan Doiron

    Stephan DoironPrije 2 mjeseci

    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.

  52. Aaron Zhang

    Aaron ZhangPrije 2 mjeseci

    I actually own a tel mouse...

  53. Kunal Nadkarni

    Kunal NadkarniPrije 2 mjeseci

    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 😊👍

  54. KrazedKoala

    KrazedKoalaPrije 2 mjeseci

    This man started face timing the rock....

  55. Bryan Veloso

    Bryan VelosoPrije 2 mjeseci

    How about mIRC? :D Hahaha!

  56. Stewy15

    Stewy15Prije 2 mjeseci

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

  57. MrB8boy

    MrB8boyPrije 2 mjeseci

    Classic one: asl?

  58. Brad Loves Black Girls

    Brad Loves Black GirlsPrije 2 mjeseci

    Chuck Nice's wife sounds like an absolute headache

  59. u4site 4u2

    u4site 4u2Prije 2 mjeseci

    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

  60. u4site 4u2

    u4site 4u2Prije 2 mjeseci

    AOL wow it was synonymous with computers

  61. Dan M.

    Dan M.Prije 2 mjeseci


  62. Wildman Fujiami

    Wildman FujiamiPrije mjesec

    they initially wanted to use a pair of old Apple G3's running OSX but didn't stop to consider if there was a legit AIM client for osx or not.

  63. Siddhartha Shankar Dey

    Siddhartha Shankar DeyPrije 2 mjeseci

    Marquess has 2 "s" So does "Glassmorphism"

  64. Dailey Dose of Joseph

    Dailey Dose of JosephPrije 2 mjeseci

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

  65. LordLitch

    LordLitchPrije 2 mjeseci

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

  66. Matias Cedeira

    Matias CedeiraPrije 2 mjeseci


  67. AaiMNr_

    AaiMNr_Prije 2 mjeseci

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


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  70. william bleux

    william bleuxPrije 2 mjeseci

    And how was editing videos at the time ?

  71. william bleux

    william bleuxPrije 2 mjeseci

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

  72. Samy Basile

    Samy BasilePrije 2 mjeseci

    Seeing AIM, just threw me back to my childhood

  73. Tushar Sharma

    Tushar SharmaPrije 2 mjeseci

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

  74. Nathan Garcia

    Nathan GarciaPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  75. Nathan Garcia

    Nathan GarciaPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  76. Bulls Eye 😏

    Bulls Eye 😏Prije 3 mjeseci

    I dont get ads cuz i am using free adblocker

  77. AgentStarke

    AgentStarkePrije 3 mjeseci

    Those AIM sounds are triggering my latent teenage social anxiety

  78. Tre916

    Tre916Prije 3 mjeseci

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

  79. Levente Krisztián Büte

    Levente Krisztián BütePrije 2 mjeseci

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

  80. Tony T. aka DoubleT23

    Tony T. aka DoubleT23Prije 3 mjeseci

    I lowkey want AIM back!

  81. Wildman Fujiami

    Wildman FujiamiPrije mjesec

    @Tony T. aka DoubleT23 I operate and own the servers they used to film this segment

  82. Tony T. aka DoubleT23

    Tony T. aka DoubleT23Prije mjesec

    @Wildman Fujiami wha??? Lol

  83. Wildman Fujiami

    Wildman FujiamiPrije mjesec

    i'm signed on right now with two accounts ;p

  84. Matt Reid

    Matt ReidPrije 3 mjeseci

    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

  85. Michael J. O’Neill

    Michael J. O’NeillPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  86. Wildman Fujiami

    Wildman FujiamiPrije mjesec

    They were using my AIM servers for that segment ;p

  87. Get Me Coding

    Get Me CodingPrije 3 mjeseci

    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.

  88. Edward Hodge

    Edward HodgePrije 3 mjeseci

    CHUCK NICE IS AWESOME, More Chuck! :)

  89. Yatindra Manas

    Yatindra ManasPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  90. Dire Needs

    Dire NeedsPrije 3 mjeseci

    I retired my answering machine 4 or 5 years ago.

  91. Cena Shahbazi

    Cena ShahbaziPrije 3 mjeseci

    mind transfer download n upload it

  92. Lightfire 360

    Lightfire 360Prije 3 mjeseci

    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

  93. Stormy Weather

    Stormy WeatherPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  94. Rockin Robin

    Rockin RobinPrije 3 mjeseci

    that mitubishi one is like snapchat

  95. yolodancers

    yolodancersPrije 3 mjeseci

    AOL disappeared like only 10 years ago.

  96. nintyoneys

    nintyoneysPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  97. Miggy Balba

    Miggy BalbaPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  98. joytekb

    joytekbPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  99. Sir Mr Jason

    Sir Mr JasonPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  100. Jay Spice

    Jay SpicePrije 3 mjeseci

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

  101. K sweeney

    K sweeneyPrije 3 mjeseci

    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

  102. Jason Cardoz

    Jason CardozPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  103. marko robenhurst

    marko robenhurstPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  104. 天秀tm

    天秀tmPrije 3 mjeseci


  105. Scally

    ScallyPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  106. NostradamAssHat

    NostradamAssHatPrije 3 mjeseci

    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.

  107. Jose Trevino

    Jose TrevinoPrije 3 mjeseci

    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.

  108. Стоил Стоилов

    Стоил СтоиловPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  109. Varun VC

    Varun VCPrije 3 mjeseci

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

  110. Varun VC

    Varun VCPrije 3 mjeseci

    10:08 holy shit! that came very nostalgic