Connections (1979)

Genres - Science & Technology, History  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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In this conclusion to the first series of Connections programs, host and author James Burke reviews highlights of previous episodes, and reveals the manner in which pivotal changes occur throughout history. Connections: Yesterday, Tomorrow & You also discusses the inability of individuals to comprehend how changes can come about in an intricate society. Burke finds this disturbing, and wonders if the lessons of the past can prepare people for the challenges of the future. The Connections series successfully blends history and science with humor and an easygoing style.

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technology, social-change, connection, interdependence