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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

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New documentary by Adam Curtis starting on BBC2 now, 9pm

A series of films 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.

This is the story of the dream that rose up in the 1990s that computers could create a new kind of stable world. They would bring about a new kind global capitalism free of all risk and without the boom and bust of the past. They would also abolish political power and create a new kind of democracy through the internet where millions of individuals would be connected as nodes in cybernetic systems - without hierarchy.

The film tells the story of two perfect worlds. One is the small group of disciples around the novelist Ayn Rand in the 1950s. They saw themselves as a prototype for a future society where everyone could follow their own selfish desires. The other is the global utopia that digital entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley set out to create in the 1990s. Many of them were also disciples of Ayn Rand. They believed that the new computer networks would allow the creation of a society where everyone could follow their own desires, yet there would not be anarchy. They were joined by Alan Greenspan who had also been a disciple of Ayn Rand. He became convinced that the computers were creating a new kind of stable capitalism - "Like a New Planet", he said.

But the dream of stability in both worlds would be torn apart by the two dynamic human forces - love and power.

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watching now but need to go shop first to buy more beer

whats this book 2nd only to the bible in the states

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Anybody read Atlas Shrugged?

Heard it's awful.

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Fun fact

Rand got cancer in her later life. She couldn't pay for her treatment so accepted Medicare benefits, shitting all over her life's work and pissing in the mouths of all her die hard followers in the process.

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watching..

Extra AW-REE-NERY stuff.

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the IMF are f*cked up cant belive what im hearing

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IMF = International Mafia Federation

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LoL the IMF are faakt.

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Did that soldier kick him just now.

LOL @ jacking fire extinguisher.

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That footage of 9/11, is it new?

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Atlas Shrugged is the kind of book that M12 wants to read because he's been told by a wealthy man it's good.

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gonna iplayer this

Atlas Shrugged is the kind of book that M12 wants to read because he's been told by a wealthy man it's good.

shet

\should get the book in the post soon

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really good, thanks for the heads up

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