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RAND - All Your Tomorrows Today

Sunday 16 December 2007 22:00-22:45 (Radio 3)

Ken Hollings unravels the origins and achievements of the world's ultimate think tank. For over 60 years, the RAND (Research and Development) Corporation has been thinking the unthinkable and dreaming of multiple futures for America and the world.

It makes ideas, not machines, but its contribution to the entire information age of satellites, systems analysis, computing and the internet has been crucial. Once labelled a 'malevolent university', it has been credited by some with near limitless influence since its beginnings in 1945.

Duration:

45 minutes




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