All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

By Adam Curtis

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace is a series about how humans have been colonised by the machines they have built — “Although we don’t realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.”


Part 1 — Love and Power
Explores the dream that rose up in the 1990s that computers could create a new kind of stable world.

Part 2 — The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts
Shows how our modern scientific idea of nature, the self-regulating ecosystem, is actually a machine fantasy.

Part 3 — The Monkey in the Machine and the Machine in the Monkey
This episode looks at why we humans find this machine vision so beguiling.

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