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Towards Tomorrow: The World in a Box


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Your future is being decided now - for better or for worse?
"We don't need telephones. We have plenty of messenger boys". So commented one far-seeing prophet a hundred years ago.
Tonight "Towards Tomorrow" looks at what may happen to our television sets; how they will not simply dispense programmes but may also give us any information we want, when we want it.
Anthony Smith presents the programme. With the help of his 'world box,' he calls in reports from Britain and America. And he communicates with the 'box' itself, as it responds to his requests. But will the 'world box' become 'big brother'; could we become nothing but sponges?
Written by Nigel Calder.
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Presenter: Anthony Smith
Writer: Nigel Calder
Producer: Max Morgan-Witts

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Towards Tomorrow: The World in a Box

BBC One London, 18 January 1968 21.05

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