1. fibre optics have been around for a long time.
Even though fibre optic technology is enjoying a boom in popularity right now, it’s actually not new.
It all started with the Romans learning how to draw glass into fibre around 27BC, but it was only in the late 19th century that the technology to transmit light through glass fibres was discovered.
It wasn’t long before images could also successfully be transferred through fibre optics around the 1950s, soon followed by data in 1965 by German physicist Manfred Borner.
Technology has progressed in leaps and bounds since then and today fibre optics are used in a variety of industries.