VIDEO: James Burke predicts where our civilization will be in 2100

10/04/2013 - 00:00

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.