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Japanese Hiroshi Ueda invented the ‘Selfie Stick’ 30 years ago!

A former Minolta employee, Ueda created and patented in 1985 what he called as the ‘Telescopic Extender Stick’ which is basically a ‘selfie stick’ for a film camera according to BBC reports.

Ueda’s patent for the ‘Selfie Stick’ expired in 2003, 4 years before the iPhone and 10 years before the new ‘Selfie Stick’ became popular among smartphone users.

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Hiroshi Ueda

Ueda’s ‘Selfie Stick’ was a noble idea but what it lack then was the technology to make it more appealing to the public.  For example, there’s no way showing a person shooting an 80s film camera what the photo would look like before taking a shot.  One of his design did come with a front-facing mirror close to the lens but has proved to be hard to install and use.

Hiroshi Ueda with probably one of the oldest 'Groufie' shot ever
Hiroshi Ueda with probably one of the oldest ‘Groufie’ shot ever
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