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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  • Ali Al Shammari
    Ali Al Shammari

    But I still miss old days using Yahoo Messenger ! 😒

  • ThePointSilver

    Cool tech episodes 🚦

  • Jai Kishor Sharan
    Jai Kishor Sharan

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

  • Localhost Coder
    Localhost Coder

    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.

  • Souvik Mukherjee
    Souvik Mukherjee

    You don't need to invite other stupid VIlinksrs.

  • glamazini

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

  • Rice Brighton
    Rice Brighton

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

  • Ese Ukey
    Ese Ukey

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

  • Dalton Brennan
    Dalton Brennan

    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

  • The Irish Abled Gamer
    The Irish Abled Gamer

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

    • Daniel Claggett
      Daniel Claggett

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

  • Gabriel Leyba
    Gabriel Leyba


  • Daveed Wells
    Daveed Wells

    That smart device is cool

  • Daveed Wells
    Daveed Wells

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

  • Daveed Wells
    Daveed Wells

    No computer mouse number one

  • Daveed Wells
    Daveed Wells

    All the things changed

  • Daveed Wells
    Daveed Wells

    This technology looks great 👌👍

  • Pratyush Nalam
    Pratyush Nalam

    Windows XP in 1998? 🤣

  • tricky

    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

  • Nitin Chauhan
    Nitin Chauhan

    Geeks special video

  • WMAaS

    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 VIlinks videos or podcasts

  • Alexius Corylus
    Alexius Corylus

    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

  • Sulthan Alam
    Sulthan Alam

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

  • Ted Alexander
    Ted Alexander

    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.

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    Alan Reitman

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  • kooltonez jack
    kooltonez jack

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

  • nispen

    Why are you not looking at us?

  • Chris Wellz
    Chris Wellz

    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.

    • Wildman Fujiami
      Wildman Fujiami

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

  • Luke Thompson
    Luke Thompson

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

    • Wildman Fujiami
      Wildman Fujiami

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

  • Derek Fletcher
    Derek Fletcher

    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!

    • Wildman Fujiami
      Wildman Fujiami

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

  • DaniPooo

    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.

  • James Goes
    James Goes

    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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    Holder Juny

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  • 3rdPinEye

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

  • woulg

    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

  • Mikal Brown
    Mikal Brown

    Mans never seen the AOL Running Man 🤯

  • whosnkn

    No mention of Bell Picturephone?

  • Majid Osei
    Majid Osei

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

  • Bob Smith
    Bob Smith

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

  • LonerStoner Studios
    LonerStoner Studios

    8:59 Micheal mjd fans?

  • Suman Das
    Suman Das

    ♥️♥️♥️awesome 😍👌🏻

  • V.S.M.O CH
    V.S.M.O CH

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

  • Arkaprava Manna
    Arkaprava Manna

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

  • Alvarian

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

  • Andrew Sturgess
    Andrew Sturgess

    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.

  • yolo

    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.

  • Chandra Budiman
    Chandra Budiman

    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?

  • Stephan Doiron
    Stephan Doiron

    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.

  • Aaron Zhang
    Aaron Zhang

    I actually own a tel mouse...

  • Kunal Nadkarni
    Kunal Nadkarni

    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 😊👍

  • KrazedKoala

    This man started face timing the rock....

  • Bryan Veloso
    Bryan Veloso

    How about mIRC? :D Hahaha!

  • Stewy15

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

  • MrB8boy

    Classic one: asl?

  • Brad Loves Black Girls
    Brad Loves Black Girls

    Chuck Nice's wife sounds like an absolute headache

  • u4site 4u2
    u4site 4u2

    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

  • u4site 4u2
    u4site 4u2

    AOL wow it was synonymous with computers

  • Dan M.
    Dan M.


    • Wildman Fujiami
      Wildman Fujiami

      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.

  • Siddhartha Shankar Dey
    Siddhartha Shankar Dey

    Marquess has 2 "s" So does "Glassmorphism"

  • Dailey Dose of Joseph
    Dailey Dose of Joseph

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

  • LordLitch

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

  • Matias Cedeira
    Matias Cedeira


  • AaiMNr_

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





  • william bleux
    william bleux

    And how was editing videos at the time ?

  • william bleux
    william bleux

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

  • Samy Basile
    Samy Basile

    Seeing AIM, just threw me back to my childhood

  • Tushar Sharma
    Tushar Sharma

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

  • Nathan Garcia
    Nathan Garcia

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

  • Nathan Garcia
    Nathan Garcia

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

  • Bulls Eye 😏
    Bulls Eye 😏

    I dont get ads cuz i am using free adblocker

  • AgentStarke

    Those AIM sounds are triggering my latent teenage social anxiety

  • Tre916

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

    • Levente Krisztián Büte
      Levente Krisztián Büte

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

  • Tony T. aka DoubleT23
    Tony T. aka DoubleT23

    I lowkey want AIM back!

    • Wildman Fujiami
      Wildman Fujiami

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

    • Tony T. aka DoubleT23
      Tony T. aka DoubleT23

      @Wildman Fujiami wha??? Lol

    • Wildman Fujiami
      Wildman Fujiami

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

  • Matt Reid
    Matt Reid

    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

  • Michael J. O’Neill
    Michael J. O’Neill

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

    • Wildman Fujiami
      Wildman Fujiami

      They were using my AIM servers for that segment ;p

  • Get Me Coding
    Get Me Coding

    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.

  • Edward Hodge
    Edward Hodge

    CHUCK NICE IS AWESOME, More Chuck! :)

  • Yatindra Manas
    Yatindra Manas

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

  • Dire Needs
    Dire Needs

    I retired my answering machine 4 or 5 years ago.

  • Cena Shahbazi
    Cena Shahbazi

    mind transfer download n upload it

  • Lightfire 360
    Lightfire 360

    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

  • Stormy Weather
    Stormy Weather

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

  • Rockin Robin
    Rockin Robin

    that mitubishi one is like snapchat

  • yolodancers

    AOL disappeared like only 10 years ago.

  • nintyoneys

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

  • Miggy Balba
    Miggy Balba

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

  • joytekb

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

  • Sir Mr Jason
    Sir Mr Jason

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

  • Jay Spice
    Jay Spice

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

  • K sweeney
    K sweeney

    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

  • Jason Cardoz
    Jason Cardoz

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

  • marko robenhurst
    marko robenhurst

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

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  • Scally

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

  • NostradamAssHat

    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.

  • Jose Trevino
    Jose Trevino

    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.

  • Стоил Стоилов
    Стоил Стоилов

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

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