Millennium: The threshold, Part 2 of 2

A vision of the future by Australian illustrator Glenn Hatton (BBC)

It’s just a number, you might say — the year 2000. And yet, the start of a new millennium has been the focus of great fears of destruction and extinction, on the one hand, and expectations of tremendous progress and rebirth for humanity, on the other hand. In this programme, we hear of hopes and fears and just plain facts from various people from around the world: a Dutch mystic, a Moslem, an African, a Japanese technologist and an American observer, among others.

Producer: Hélène Michaud

Broadcast: December 27, 1996