Just stumbled upon this quote from Nikoli Tesla, which accurately predicts pretty much everything we see today from live streaming to text to speech technology.
” It will be possible for a business man in New York to dictate instructions, and have them instantly appear in type at his office in London or elsewhere. He will be able to call up, from his desk, and talk to any telephone subscriber on the globe, without any change whatever in the existing equipment. An inexpensive instrument, not bigger than a watch, will enable its bearer to hear anywhere, on sea or land, music or song, the speech of a political leader, the address of an eminent man of science, or the sermon of an eloquent clergyman, delivered in some other place, however distant. In the same manner any picture, character, drawing, or print can be transferred from one to another place …”
– Tesla, 1908.
It has taken almost a century for all of these things to actually emerge. How far ahead of the times was Tesla!