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What will life be like in the year 2100? James Burke predicts

In 1973, the Radio Times asked BBC science presenter James Burke to predict the future.

He got a lot right, foreseeing the proliferation of the computer in offices, schools and homes.

Forty years on, BBC News asked him to predict the future again.

He paints a world 80 to 100 years from now, in which the proliferation of 3D nanofabricators mean poverty and scarcity have become things of the past.

Video journalist: Neil Bowdler

Up Next is a series of video features for the BBC News website which examines the new developments that could affect all of our lives in the future.

  • 04 Oct 2013
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