Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Gadgets & Tech
  3. Internet

Is the remote control leading to the downfall of society? (infographic)

See also

Whether you are as fit as a fiddle or a total couch potato, chances are you use some form of remote control fairly regularly. And if you thought that the remote was invented to help you channel surf, you'd be wrong.

The remote control's humble origins actually stem from Nicola Tesla's attempt at a remote controlled boat. Many remotes are used for unmanned flight and drones, yet others are used for the couch potato's consumer electronic friend, the universal remote.

This infographic presented by Pannam demonstrate the history (and some future) uses of the ubiquitous remote control. Do you think the remote is leading to the downfall of society? Let us know in the comments!

Advertisement

Don't Miss

  • Crew
    'The Crew' preview: Ubisoft has on its hands the 'Destiny' of racing games
    Games Preview
  • Cell phone
    A bill legalizing unlocking phones has passed Congress and is expected to be signed into law
    Video
    Tech Buzz
  • Destiny
    The 'Destiny' beta: 7 things we absolutely love about Bungie's new franchise
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Cortana
    Cortana takes on Siri in a hilarious new commercial for the Windows Phone
    Tech Buzz
  • Unity Exclusive
    'Assassin's Creed Unity' exclusive: Tell the world, 'I'm coming home'
    Camera
    Games Interview
  • Typing
    Is your brokerage account safe from the attacks of cyber thieves?
    Video
    Headlines