We think we're pretty fancy these days with our fancy picture boxes, folding computing boxes, and… you know, all those other kinds of fancy boxes that are turning our brains into mush. In reality, many of the things that we believe were invented in modern times have been around a lot longer than we think. Did you know that the first submarine was actually invented in the 1600s? The first computer program ran on a computer that didn't even have a screen. Cinematic universes may have become popular in the 2000s for Marvel Studios to advertise their next movie during the one you've paid to be watching currently… But actually goes as far back as the 1940s with the Universal monsters! What we can take away from all of this is that some day, in the future, when people are feeling so advanced with short form content, we can laugh and say: “We called that TikTok, and it was terrible.” 


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