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Tomorrow's World presenter James Burke: 'The future for us could be paradise or Armageddon'

The 84-year-old NI-born Tomorrow's World presenter and author James Burke talks to John Breslin about living near Castlerock as a Second World War evacuee and why nanotechnology will soon transform every part of our lives

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James Burke (left) with Cliff Michelmore and Patrick Moore, the BBC moon landing team

James Burke (left) with Cliff Michelmore and Patrick Moore, the BBC moon landing team

James Burke with fellow presenter Raymond Baxter on the television show Tomorrow’s World

James Burke with fellow presenter Raymond Baxter on the television show Tomorrow’s World

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James Burke

James Burke has a prediction, and it is just a little mind bending. Imagine all the people in the world had a machine in their home that would produce anything and everything needed to live, crafted largely from air, water and dirt, Burke asks.

"It is going to be either paradise or Armageddon," says the Londonderry-born author and television presenter.

It will happen in the lifetime of people who are living today is his prediction, arguing it will entirely upend the way society operates and warning the world needs to start readying itself now.


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