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The Virtual Revolution

2010-2010 Ended/Cancelled
 
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Show Summary
Virtual Revolution charts two decades of profound change since the invention of the World Wide Web, weighing up the huge benefits and the unforeseen downsides
Main Cast
N/AAleks Krotoski
as (presenter) [S 1]
Recurring Cast
Bill Gates as (himself) [S 1] (4)
Stephen Fry as (himself) [S 1] (4)
Tim Berners-Lee as (himself) [S 1] (4)
Al Gore as (himself) [S 1] (3)
Chad Hurley as (himself) [S 1] (3)
 
Jeff Bezos as (himself) [S 1] (3)
Steve Wozniak as (himself) [S 1] (3)


Premiered on Network:
BBC-2 in UK

Also known as:
Digital Revolution

Genres: Documentary

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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Guide available in: english
Choose Season: 1 | All Seasons
Plot
1x01 - The Great Levelling?:
Twenty years on from the invention of the World Wide Web, Dr Aleks Krotoski explores how it is reshaping almost every aspect of our lives. Joined by some of the web's biggest names - including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, and the web's inventor - she explores how far the web has lived up to its early promise. In the first in this four-part series, Aleks charts the extraordinary rise of blogs, Wikipedia and YouTube, and traces an ongoing clash between the freedom  [...] (More)
1x02 - Enemy of the State?:
Twenty years on from the invention of the World Wide Web, Dr Aleks Krotoski looks at how it is reshaping almost every aspect of our lives. Joined by some of the web's biggest names - including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, and the web's inventor - she explores how far the web has lived up to its early promise. Here, Aleks charts how the web is forging a new brand of politics, both in democracies and authoritarian regimes. With contributions from Al Gore,  [...] (More)
1x03 - The Cost of Free:
Twenty years on from its invention, Dr Aleks Krotoski continues her investigation of how the World Wide Web is transforming almost every aspect of our lives. In the third programme of the series, Aleks gives the lowdown on how, for better and for worse, commerce has colonised the web - and reveals how web users are paying for what appear to be 'free' sites and services in hidden ways. Joined by some of the most influential business leaders of today's web, including Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon),  [...] (More)
1x04 - Homo Interneticus?:
Dr Aleks Krotoski concludes her investigation of how the World Wide Web is transforming almost every aspect of our lives. Joined by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Al Gore and the neuroscientist Susan Greenfield, Aleks examines the popularity of social networks such as Facebook and asks how they are changing our relationships. And, in a ground-breaking test at University College London, Aleks investigates how the Web may be distracting and overloading our brains.
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Guide available in: english