The Passing of remoteness

United Kingdom, 1991

Film
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Episode number 5 of Series “The dream machine”.
Computers are continuously changing the way humans interact and have become an integral part of our lives, however, technology often comes into conflict with social systems. This program examines the way “Information Technology” has impacted on our everyday lives, raising controversial issues relating to the monitoring of individuals and their right to privacy, disruptions caused by faulty data and the catastrophic effect of software errors. Looks at Singapore’s “Information Technology Society”, France’s national computer network and the effect of “Electronic Trading” in Stock Markets. Our future is Digital but will technology control humans?

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producer

Robert Hone

production company

WGBH Productions

BBC-TV

Language

English

Duration

00:49:00:00

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