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?

Credits

production company

BBC-TV

WGBH Productions

producer

Robert Hone

Duration

00:49:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1991

Appears in

The dream machine

Group of items

The dream machine

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303340

Language

English

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Information society

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Information society

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Information technology - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Privacy, Right of

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Information society

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Information technology - Social aspects

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Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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