This international co-production of WGBH and the BBC chronicled the history and continuing advances of computer technology and how this influential machine has shaped our world. This episode, the final program of the 5-hour series, examines the growth of networks and the social impacts of linking computers around the globe. In lively documentary footage shot around the world, the program shows how networks are be used by the Singapore government to control its citizens and were also used by French students to organize their rebellion against the government. The program also foretold, in 1991, of the pending explosion of interpersonal communication through emerging online communities.
Creative Director Robert Hone was the Producer, Director, and Writer of Program 5 of this internationally acclaimed documentary series. Winner of the George F. Peabody Award, the Ohio State Journalism Award, among many other honors.