Wonderfully amusing segment from the BBC Archive 'Tomorrow's World' collection with one of our favourite figures of science, James Burke. It's just a shame the rest of the 'Tomorrow's World | How television tried to predict the future of science' archive isn't available to view online via BBC...but you can watch more via YouTube!
James Burke experiences the automated office of the future. In this compilation of reports from a longer programme, James Burke becomes an executive in a futuristic office where the role of a secretary has been usurped by an automated robot. Derek Cooper also reports on a new process for manufacturing micro-electronic crystal lights and visits a South Dakota laboratory deep underground where scientists are collecting information about the sun.