Tomorrow's World | How television tried to predict the future of science
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 22 March 1967
DURATION | 5 minutes 41 seconds
Malcolm Lyall-Watson reports for 'Tomorrow's World' on the computer interface of the future - a 'light-pen' that can draw directly onto a phosphorescent computer screen. The device, developed by Elliots, will be of immense benefit to industrial design.
Malcolm Lyall-Watson soon abandoned his first name to become 'Lyall Watson'. A prolific author - his best-known work being 'Supernature', an investigation into ESP and the paranormal - he also introduced Uri Geller to a nation of eager spoon-benders in the 1970s.
Reports on kidney dialysis, flood defences and life on Mars.
Tomorrow's fuel, tomorrow's eyes, tomorrow's robots, tomorrow's fashion.
The computer 'light-pen' is put through its paces.
Introducing the home computer terminal.
A debate with Christiaan Barnard, the pioneering heart transplant surgeon.
Showcasing the artificial garden of tomorrow.
Meet Nellie, a computer set to revolutionise the classroom.
A man who speaks Morse code, plus moon rocks and thermal curtains.
James Burke experiences the automated office of the future.
It's the sound of the future - the Moog synthesiser.
Computerised banking ushers in a cashless economy.
James Burke tests executive toys to while away the hours.
Judith Hann visits cowboy school to face an electronic bronco.
Michael Rodd makes a call with an experimental cordless mobile phone.
Looking back at some of the stories of the last decade.
A compilation of items from 1980.
Kieran Prendiville takes on a snooker-playing robot.
A fish that comes with its own chips.
Touch-screen computers, angioplasty, water for marathon runners and very spoilt cows.
A seasonal special brings 1982 to a close.
A cure for jet-lag, book restoration, holograms and a useful boat-trailer.
'Tomorrow's World' comes of age and goes back to the future.
Clever Trevor's clockwork radio that could change lives.
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