Thought for Friday

Image from the documentary

A scene from the documentary

 We dreamed the systems could stabilise themselves…

Another exceptional documentary by producer and film maker Adam Curtis aired on BBC2 this Monday. All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace explained how we arrived at our current financial situation in a wonderful and almost lyrical way. Going back to the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand and speaking of the over reliance and trust in computer models and networks that has grown exponentially over the years, Curtis weaves a tale of the cold and terrifying consequences.

Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis is a documentary film maker, whose work includes The Power of Nightmares, The Century of the Self, The Mayfair Set, Pandora’s Box, The Trap and The Living Dead.

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