Been binging movies lately and there was a thought provoking contrast between a movie from the 70's and 00s. The use of cell phones as a storytelling device. Some movies are extremely reliant on phones and telecoms as central to the plot or even just for pacing. It's a really big change up from the silver screen when they were barely used or even mentioned. Now you can't really find a tv show or a movie that isn't screen centric.
It made me wonder - if Atlantis and Egypt were so advanced how come there's no ancient record of telecoms or mass communication. Is it that it has been deliberately concealed? Did it happen but just in a different way. Did they make up for it by saying like "Thor appeared to me in a vision" or "a voice spoke out from the sky or from behind the bush".
Phones and messaging services are so integral to life that there are movies like The Ring or whatever that literally would make no sense or have no premise if you didn't have phones. Why didnt Thoth or Hermes Tresmagistus upload the akashic records to a USB drive. What accounts for ancient civs supposedly having advanced tech but not any phones?