The Virtual Revolution Episode 4 Part 6: ‘Homo-Interneticus’ – Is the web changing the way we act, behave and interact with our fellow human beings? What long term effects is the web having on our children – are children today unable to tell the difference between the ‘Virtual’ world and the ‘Real’ world? The final episode in this series explores all of these issues and offers a glimpse into what the future might hold for all of us as a consequence of this ‘Virtual Revolution’. Segment 1 (10 min)
The Virtual Revolution Episode 3: Destroys the myth of free internet services such as Google, Ebay, web-mail etc. Illustrates how commerce has come to dominate virtually all aspects of web provision, allied to their increasingly sophisticated tactics to gather data/information on all web-users. This data is then used to target us with advertising catered to our tastes / browsing habits. However, this data-trawling comes with a price, the surrender of our privacy.
The Virtual Revolution Episode 2 – Enemy of the State?: Explores the role of Internet in contemporary politics. Segment 1 (10:00 min)
The Virtual Revolution Episode 1 – The Great Leveller: Explores the origins, history and impact of the Internet and World Wide Web (WWW). From its Cold-War military origins in the 1950′s, through its evolution as a meeting place of the 1960s hippy/libertarian movement, to its modern-day incarnation through the genius of Tim Berners-Lee and other like minded pioneers. Segment 1 (10:00 min)