Prologue -- Part I. Revolutionary times. 'We're going to make some history here today' -- The smartphone revolution -- Facepack: the rise of social media -- Raspberry Pi: can Britain build a computer? -- The end of the human race? -- Elon Musk and the triumph of tech -- Part II. Things fall apart. The woes of the web -- Always on -- Spinners, hacks and Hype -- Crypto craziness -- Part III. Tech in a global health crisis. The pandemic arrives -- The app that could tame COVID -- Fake news, 5G and the virus.
The principal technology correspondent for the BBC recounts the history of the smartphone and discusses its impact on the way this powerful technology ushered in a revolution in the way people live and work, including its dark side.