National Geographic: Miniature Miracle - The Computer Chip (1985)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Computers, Inventions & Innovations  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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National Geographic: Miniature Miracle, released in 1985, hearkens back to an era when computers were not the enormously popular consumer goods they are today. The video chronicles a time when the hype surrounding the computer revolution was just starting to filter out of research institutions and into the mainstream. Explorations of the computer chip's practical applications in science and art comprise the thrust of the video: robots helping the disabled, complex suits designed to record human motion, and three-dimensional images. The central metaphor of the video is that of the computer chip to the human brain, both of which possess astounding physical intricacies and remarkable multi-tasking abilities.