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Made in 1969 at the Post Office Research Station, Dollis Hill, this eight minute film, featured on Connected Earth's YouTube channel, attempts to predict what the future of communications may be like.

Why not have a go at creating your own prediction? You can upload a drawing, article or comment on someone else's prediction. If you are feeling really ambitious and inspired, make your own short film and upload it to YouTube or post it on CD to:

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Advice and instructions on to how to make and upload your video are available on YouTube. Once the video is uploaded remember to email us the link so we can feature the best ones here on Connected Earth.

fun and games

Can you beat our games? Explode equipment to see what's inside, hear the changing sounds of telecommunications, see how telecommunications designs have changed over time or send an e-postacard.

what's on

The UK's first permanent gallery dedicated to the history of information and communication technologies opens in the new Information Age gallery at London’s Science Museum.

audio history

Take a trip down memory lane with extracts of the interviews which have been recorded as part of the Connected Earth oral history programme.

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