A bank holiday is the only day of the year when you start to think of Tomorrow's World and all the promises that show seemed to make about how technology would improve lives. We were all promised more leisure time, more opportunities for flexible working and dare I suggest it more happiness.

Only on those brief days when you know that normally you would be a at work, sticking with routines set down by Victorians, that your mind wanders to what might have been. Technology needs to play it's part in making that better life arrive.

This was first published in May 2010

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