Invented for the printing industry, air conditioning now influences where and how we live.
Whilst under a heat induced house arrest, Alistair Cooke marvels at air conditioning.
Are we giving machines too much power over our lives?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of machines imitating living beings.
Lesley Curwen explores how digital disruption could impact developing economies.
Jack Stewart meets the engineers inventing vehicles that drive themselves.
Jonathan Freedland compares safety on the railways in the 1830s to driverless cars today.
Leon Bagrit considers the problems and advantages of widespread automation in Britain.
Jonathan Freedland compares the plight of black cab drivers with that of 18thC watermen.
Technology has decimated manual labour. Now it has its sights on white-collar work.
What really changes in our society when machines do most of the work?
Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel asks if life would be better if robots did all the work
Robot chefs are working in burger joints and pizzerias. Will they be in our homes next?