The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Future With Douglas Adams

A four-part series which attempts to make sense of the digital world. Technology affects almost everything we do, and its possibilities can be both exhilarating and daunting.

Episodes

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01Music2000100420010414
20140915 (BBC7)
20140916 (BBC7)

Douglas Adams demystifies the way in which music can be accessed on the internet, with help from Brian Eno and Michael Nesmith, among others.

Douglas Adams began his futuristic look by demystifying access to music on the internet.

First in a four-part series which attempts to make sense of the digital world. Technology affects almost everything we do, and its possibilities can be both exhilarating and daunting. Douglas Adams demystifies the way in which music can be accessed on the internet, with help from Brian Eno and Michael Nesmith, among others.

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20140916 (BBC7)
20140917 (BBC7)

Douglas Adams reflects on the potential of the internet for authors and publishers.

How will e-publishing affect the book industry?

In his futuristic look at digital possibilities, Douglas Adams reflects on the potential of the internet for authors and publishers. How will e-publishing affect the book industry?

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20140917 (BBC7)
20140918 (BBC7)

Douglas Adams looks at how new technology is changing film and television, and asks whether traditional broadcasting will be replaced by more interactive entertainment.

Douglas Adams looks at how new technology is changing film and television.

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20140918 (BBC7)
20140919 (BBC7)

Douglas Adams reveals his personal vision of how technology may co-evolve with us. Having already provided a communication network unparalleled in history, computers are set to revolutionise every aspect of our lives.

What may the digital future hold? Computers as tiny as the fluff in our pockets?

Douglas Adams explores what the digital future may hold. Computers as tiny as grains of sand or fluff in our pockets?