All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Adam Curtis' new documentary premieres on BBC 2, Monday May 23rd.  Called, "All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace," the show's thesis is that the computerized, hyper-connected world has not made us more free, but has enslaved us. Now, I'm a fan of Curtis' other documentaries, "The Power of Nightmares," which demonstrates the link between neo-conservatism and fundamentalist Islam, and also the amazing, "The Century of the Self," which deconstructs the manipulative powers of advertising and left-wing politics.  I have to admit, as someone who believes that greater technology equals greater opportunity, the trailer for Curtis' new documentary makes me nervous. But I can't wait to see what he says about computers, and the people who control them. By the way, did you know you can Like this post on Facebook?