BBC | Microsoft-Samsung house of the future in South Korea from documentary Upgrade Me

December 7, 2011

BBC | An excerpt from the BBC documentary Upgrade Me. Poet and gadget lover Simon Armitage explores people’s obsession with upgrading to the latest technological gadgetry. Upgrade culture drives millions to purchase the latest phones, flatscreen TVs, laptops and MP3 players. But is it design, functionality, fashion or friends that makes people covet the upgrade, and how far does the choice of gadgets define identity? Simon journeys across Britain and to South Korea in search of answers.

Electric Revolution

This series was part of Electric Revolution — a BBC Four season that charted the rise of today’s globally-linked, instantly-gratified digital culture. Find out what else was shown in Electric Revolution

BBC | Upgrade Me documentary
BBC | Electric Revolution Season
AFB | “Korea’s house of the future”