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A Closer Look (The Future: Microchip Technology) #183099

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 04, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The first in a series of looks at the future in the last year of the century introduced.

(Washington: Jack Smith) The future of the microchip examined; examples cited of the presence of chips everywhere. [Xerox Research Center director John Seeley BROWN - cites the "smart environment."] [Using a new blackboard with chips, teacher Joyce BLUEFORD - comments.] [MIT Media Lab director Nicholas NEGROPONTE, Sun Microsystems chief scientist John GAGE, Rosalind PICARD - cite new technology and the implications for information and communication.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with Institution for the Future director Paul Saffo. [SAFFO - says the forecast for the future is just the beginning of revolutions such as fuel cells, biotechnology, sensor-based technologies.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Some responses to a question about what is the most important invention of the last 2000 years listed.

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Jack

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