For centuries humans have had an amazing capacity to develop and utilise control systems. But the emergence of computer-controlled technologies has changed the world we live in. This rich, engaging program highlights the dynamic way in which these technologies operate. How exactly do you define a control system? What's the difference between open and closed-loop control systems? How are computer-controlled systems applied in large industries such as manufacturing, medicine and entertainment? Experts from various universities take viewers through every aspect of a control system. An ideal resource for Design, Engineering and Computer Studies students, the program offers a glimpse of the future and the incredible role computer-based technologies will ultimately play.