Today’s World

“My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.”
– Charles F. Kettering

I was delighted to learn at the start of the week that episodes of the seminal technology show Tomorrow’s World were being released from the vast BBC archive for viewing online.

Judith Hann, Maggie Philbin and Howard Stableford nurtured my nascent interest in all things gadget. I still remember fondly the first (and possibly last) time I saw a Laserdisc, an international ATM in operation and the electronic word processor with cut-and-paste abilities.

The past 30 years have seen some truly amazing inventions and the developments don’t appear to be stopping any time soon. Personally, I think that it’s a fantastically exciting time to be alive and I take some degree of comfort in the hope that these brilliant minds can continue to innovate in order to help the human race overcome the terrible future scenarios that we appear intent on bequeathing our children.

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