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Banking in the future - as seen from 1969

The BBC have put a priceless collection of items from Tomorrow's World online. If you've not heard of it, this used to be essential viewing on BBC1. It was a weekly look at science and technology which managed to cover all manner of exciting new developments without the obligatory dumbing down you get now. I believed it all - computers would do all the work and we'd all play Moog synths in our plastic gardens while holidaying on the moon.

Here's a fantastic banking item for your viewing pleasure - how developments in computers could change banking - and mean the end of cash or this cracker about checking stock prices on your home computer. (Note - these only work if you're in the UK - see comment below).

 

 

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A Finextra member
A Finextra member 15 September, 2009, 07:17Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Nice videos.  A stationary picture in both and a text "Not available in your area". 

Please don't forget that banking is also practised outside the UK, ok?

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A Finextra member 16 September, 2009, 14:47Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Ah yes - I wasn't aware that this content would be blocked if you were outside the UK. Odd - you'd think something from the 60s wouldn't be restricted like that. I shall amend my blog post.

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