The Virtual Revolution - The Great Levelling?

Twenty years on from the invention of the World Wide Web, Dr Aleks Krotoski looks at how it is reshaping almost every aspect of our lives. Joined by some of the web's biggest names - including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, and the web's inventor - she explores how far the web has lived up to its early promise.

This is the pre-title sequence from the first episode in this four-part series, in which Aleks charts the extraordinary rise of blogs, Wikipedia and YouTube, and traces an ongoing clash between the freedom the technology offers us, and our innate human desire to control and profit.

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5 minutes


Role Contributor
PresenterAleks Krotoski
DirectorPhilip Smith
ProducerRussell Barnes
Executive ProducerDominic Crossley-Holland

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