Communications embody the totality of generating, manipulating, storing, transmitting, receiving, and hopefully constructively utilizing information. It is no coincidence that the milestones in human communications are very densely packed within the past 100 years. In many ways, the telegraph, which at its central core proved that rapid communications at a distance was possible using electrons, set into motion events that set the stage for the invention of the transistor. The Information Age was born, and the Communications Revolution that is currently playing out in this new millennium represents the means by which this new age of human civilization will unfold. Without communications systems, president-to-president “hot lines” are down, all diplomatic ties severed. The world of the global Communications Revolution, in contrast, is largely digital in nature; seemingly alien to the world we humans inhabit and intuitively know.