I still remember the days when videophones were a thing of the future and a staple of just about any sci-fi movie. Here's your sign of the changing times: Packet8 is paying to place its real video phones in a sci-fi show.
"The Sci Fi Channel is giving videophones a new name via a product placement deal on the network's popular science fiction series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. The videophone, developed by communications service provider 8x8, Inc., will be featured in upcoming episodes of the hit TV shows. Through the product placement deal, viewers can learn how to use the device."
-- Promo Magazine
I'm looking forward to product placing deals involving time machines and teleporters.