9 Amazing Technologies That Flew Ahead Of Time,But Failed
Bangalore: There are some amazing technologies that were ahead of their time. Some of them just couldn’t survive since they couldn’t be implemented well with the existed technologies of that time. And some were just brilliant plans that simply didn’t materialise. To put it in nut shell, all of them flopped despite being amazing, but they laid the route for future tech industry. Read on 9 such technologies as compiled by Computer World.
#9 1977: QUBE
QUBE, an interactive service from Warner Cable, played a pivotal role in the history of American cable television. Launched in Columbus, Ohio in December 1977, QUBE introduced viewers, and the international press, to several concepts that became central to the future development of cable television: pay-per-view programs, special-interest cable television networks, and interactive services.
But it didn’t survive at that time since the service cost significantly more to offer than customers would charge. By 1983, Warner Cable was $875 million in debt, leading to failed partnership with American Express.
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