All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is a three-part BBC documentary series directed by Adam Curtis, about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. The first episode tracks the effects of Ayn Rand's ideas on American financial markets, particularly via the influence on Alan Greenspan. The second episode investigates how machine ideas such as cybernetics and systems theory were applied to natural ecosystems, and how this relates to the false idea that there is a balance of nature. And the third and final episode looks into the selfish gene theory which holds that humans are machines controlled by genes which was invented by William Hamilton. (from wikipedia.org)

Episode 1 - Love and Power
This episode tracks the effects of Ayn Rand's ideas on American financial markets, particularly via the influence on Alan Greenspan.

Episode 2 - The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts
This episode investigates how machine ideas such as cybernetics and systems theory were applied to natural ecosystems, and how this relates to the false idea that there is a balance of nature.

Episode 3 - The Monkey in the Machine and the Machine in the Monkey
This episode looks into the selfish gene theory which holds that humans are machines controlled by genes which was invented by William Hamilton.


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