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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines they have built. Although we don't realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers. It claims that computers have failed to liberate us and instead have distorted and simplified our view of the world around us. 1. Love and Power. This is the story of the dream that rose up in the 1990s that computers could create a new kind of stable world. 2. 3. 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. Love and Power The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts The Monkey in the Machine and the Machine in the Monkey

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Falsificationism - Philosophy of Science - Resources - Resources - The Galilean Library By Paul Newall (2005) This short essay discusses the various forms of falsificationism, particularly insofar as it functions as a proposed answer to the demarcation problem; that is, the search for a means to distinguish between science and non-science. Dogmatic Falsificationism The dogmatic (sometimes called naturalistic) version of falsificationism is at once the easiest to understand and (apparently) the most straightforward. Economy Driving More Americans to Extreme Poverty The number of Americans living in neighborhoods beset by extreme poverty surged in the last decade, erasing the progress of the 1990s, with the poorest areas growing more than twice as fast in suburbs as in cities. At least 2.2 million more Americans, a 33 percent jump since 2000, live in neighborhoods where the poverty rate is 40 percent or higher, according to a study released today by the Washington-based Brookings Institution. The report, which analyzed Census Bureau data, shows the extent to which the U.S. lost ground in efforts to fight poverty during a decade marked by recessions, including the deepest slump in seven decades.

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