This is the future calling: Fifty years before COVID-19 prompted a massive surge in video conferencing service adoption in 2020, AT&T introduced its commercial Picturephone service in 1970. The product of decades of promising research, development and demonstration, this video telephone was projected to be a billion-dollar business by 1980 but failed to find a market owing to high cost and low demand. See https://ethw.org/Picturephone
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