The COIT celebrates its 50th anniversary with a virtual reality experience that covers different milestones in the history of telecommunications that marked the world.
On the occasion of the celebration of its 50th Anniversary, and in the framework of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, the Official College of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT) present “The history of telecommunications as you’ve never seen it before“, a virtual reality experience that offers the possibility of traveling in time through some of the great milestones that marked the world thanks to the work of telecommunication engineers. The COIT has opted for new technologies and virtual reality to publicize and value the important role that engineers have had in our day to day.
The experience can be seen with Cardboard in 360º and 3D through the video hosted on YouTube, and there is also an interactive version for Oculus Rift, whose video we can see below. The COIT will carry the application through several cities on the occasion of the celebration of its anniversary.
The history of VR telecommunications allows us to move until 1912 to the telegraph room of the Titanic at the time of the sinking, to be able to give the most famous SOS emergency warning in history through the Morse code that saved the lives of more than 700 people, or live in first person the alien invasion of Orson Welles in 1938 thanks to the radio. In addition, we can recall the first telephone connection in history in 1878 and pass a call, or witness the moment when Armstrong in 1969 stepped on the moon, that historic step for man and that was broadcast live to more than 500 million viewers. The app has been developed by Havas and New Horizons VR.