The Next Big Thing?


Technology is always promising something better—or bigger—faster or more efficient, or just more fun. But along with technology’s promise of a better world comes the certainty of change—and not always for the better. The Next Big Thing? tells the story of technological transformation. What will tomorrow’s innovations bring? A better life? A safer, cleaner world? How can we be sure? And how can we know which of technology’s gifts will turn out to be the next big thing?

Funding for The Next Big Thing? was provided by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The program was co-produced by Kikim Media and Quest Productions and broadcast on PBS in December 2001.