If you're in the UK and you get BBC Four, there's a programme on tonight called Paul Morley's Matter of Fact and this edition (at both 7.30pm and 11.40pm) is 'About the Future'. (I'm assuming it's a series; it's hard to tell.) Could be interesting, and Paul Morley's always good for a sardonic laugh. Here's the blurb from that BBC page:
In a country so obsessed with the past, where and what is the future? In this witty and provocative film, writer Paul Morley travels back to his roots in the North West of England to find out.
Along the way he uncovers a reality beyond reality tv, encountering astronomers at Jodrell Bank, a leading physicist with a machine which looks like it could take over the world, a female priest in a disused Moss Side church, and a descendant of the inventor of the Spinning Jenny. He even travels down a Time Tunnel near Accrington. He finds a vision of the future in the shiny metal landscape of Salford Quays. But is everything as it seems?