The Technological Marvel of Television

by Kaisa Ahmed Hamzoon
The Technological Marvel of Television

Once upon a time, technologists and engineers reached for a new generation of entertainment to be brought to life. Every day they searched for a perk in their quest but didn't find the one that would spark. One day, in 1925, a man named Scotsman John Baird demonstrated the first television, which would later inspire many people to come. Because of that, many inventors and engineers worked in a way which is more reliable. In 1927 Philo Farnsworth made the first all-electric television system demonstrated. This was the spark of the revolution of new entertainment. Finally, today we have advanced our television relative to John Baird. Philo Farnsworth's inventions, because of their eye-opening discovery, have helped people develop values and form ideas about the world around them.

We grew up around a rectangular screen which gave us the newest updates around the world. It gave us entertainment. It's the Television. We grew up around television and didn't think about how far television has come. And yet we won't understand how magnificent this invention truly is and that this invention was the beginning of future entertainment.

The television first originated in 1860 and was called the pen telegraph. It was basically a printer that was used for signatures and banking but developed the idea of sending images through the pen telegraph. Images could be transmitted by electronic current alone, and the device was relatively only useful for lines, not shades.

In 1922 Charles Jenkins became the first ever person to send pictures using radio waves. The actual television. But it went even further in 1925, made by Scotsman John Baird, who sent the first live transmission that he called the “televisor”.

There were many competing systems and developments. The first all-electric television system was demonstrated by American inventor Philo Farnsworth in 1927. Farnsworth was said to have had the idea for his electronic television when he was just 14 and realized that only electrons were fast enough to capture and represent a clear moving picture. His system was first used in 1928 which is widely recognised as being the first demonstration of the electronic television.

The Europeans were working on similar ideas. The Radio Corporation of America employed Russian-born inventor Vladimir Zworykin who had applied for a patent for electronic television in 1923 but had not successfully built a working device.

After all that came along coloured TVs, Digital TVs and LED TVs. LED TVs are the ones which are commonly used today but now we also have Bluetooth TVs and many other more. The number of people back then who had television was soon less and compared to that there are now more than 200 million TVs around the world.


Author biography

Kaisa Ahmed Hamzoon was born in the Maldives. She is an adventurous, exciting youngster. She's a risk taker when it comes to fun. She likes to swim, listen to music, go on diving trips and likes to watch documentaries. She is also an aspiring astronaut and her goal is to become the first Maldivian to travel to space.

Kaisa Ahmed Hamzoon

Cite this article as:

Kaisa Ahmed Hamzoon, The Technological Marvel of Television, theCircle Composition, Volume 2, (2022).