The history of messaging can be understood by looking at the major developments on how societies sent and received messages. The history of messaging goes back to prehistoric times when prehistoric people created prehistoric artwork in the form of artifacts and paintings. Why they were created may never be known. However, these artworks are a form of messaging because they are their creators’ attempt to communicate to someone. Their purpose is probably to express the creators’ experiences or creativity to close family members or succeeding generations. They may be hoping for appreciation from the future observers, or they just want to leave a mark of their existence. Oblivious to many, prehistoric people definitely used basic vocal and body language to communicate messages. There are no traces because inscriptions and writing had not been developed yet. Some scientists theorize that if a prehistoric man and a modern one-year old baby were able to meet, they would be able to communicate by using “baby” body and vocal languages. Long after, early civilizations used more complex vocal languages. It was only in 10,000 B.C. when each of the early civilizations in Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, China, Egypt, and the Americas created writable symbols that represented objects, events, ideas, etc. Literary artifacts, such as Egyptian hieroglyphs, were the product of the first written messages. Basically, the creation of written messages was the golden age of messaging because since then, messaging progressed into more complex mediums of communication, such as tablets, scrolls, ancient libraries, inscription carvings in structures, etc. However, long-distance messaging was still a problem then. Scrolls or tablets containing written or visual messages can be sent to the other side of Empires, but that would take weeks or months to happen. Civilizations used non-literary messages but they still allowed complex messages to convey. For example, Roman Legions used sets of light from towers, in order to communicate to another tower miles away. Also, Native Americans used smokes, or birds with messages, to alert tribes. The invention of highways (e.g silk road), convoys, horse-driven caravans, and ships also developed messaging. People can write messages and send them by mail. It once again developed into a larger scale when electricity was invented. Telegraphs (Morse codes) and telephones became the first messages to be sent and received electronically. From telephone wires and brief electric signals, messaging again developed through the use of electromagnetic waves in radio and television. The invention of the Internet allowed people to electronically communicate any form of messaging since the prehistoric times. The next development can happen in the next few years.