Monday, June 13, 2011

the monkey in the machine and the machine in the monkey


Video - Episode 3 of Adam Curtis new All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace series.

18 comments:

nanakwame said...

http://www.slate.com/id/2296633/
Raises a good question
I wrote this morning:
Daily Religion
Stimulators
Kind app’s engagement Basho
Replica Human’s

CNu said...

All-in-all, this is a rather bleak piece of work.

CNu said...

Over the past few weeks, I've come to understand more about "the terror of the situation" than in the prior 28 years combined. http://www.nyland.org/losangeles.shtml

{that, or the past few weeks have witnessed the orchestrated objective reduction of 28 years of work - all in one fell swoop}

CNu said...

I wouldn't trade it for anything.....,

Big Don said...

BD wouldn't trade it for anything either:  An apparently respected insightful group of scientists actually believe that genes strongly influence human behavior...

Dale Asberry said...

BD, really, is that what this documentary is actually saying? Sure, you have your drum to beat -- but the point of the documentary (and the scientist who recanted by spectacularly committing suicide) is the exact opposite.  Do you have any critical thinking skills? You don't have to agree with the perspective they present, but why lie on it outright?

CNu said...

My man...,

Always keeping it 100%!!!

BD, one of your co-religionists from the UK tried to accost me at one of constructive feedback's umpty-dozen blogsites over the past couple of days, and instead of squawking in Feed's basement, I've invited him over here into the light of day to aid and abet your proselytization efforts and so that you won't feel like a lone voice in the wilderness.

Dale Asberry said...

The man is like a rock!

CNu said...

a rock-ribbed, true-believer - accept no substitutes!!!

Big Don said...

There was certainly one feature of that video that required little intense critical thinking to digest.  That was the marvelous precise diction and descriptions by those British narrators, when compared with the indistinct and slurred limited-vocabulary excuse-for-speech of contemporary IQ-75 cultures...

Dale Asberry said...

Of course you would focus on form over function. Reminds me of one of my favorite comedies, The Importance of Being Ernest.

Tom said...

LOL RUFKM?  How do you think Americans sound to someone from the UK?   We sound like we have brain damage, is how we sound.  Slow, slurred, funny accent, but definitely mentally impaired.

Tom said...

... but, maybe I'd better finish the thought here, they aren't actually smarter than us, they just talk a higher-status dialect than we do.  Riiiiight?

nanakwame said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bFwhTXfNMk&feature=related
Gore Vidal

Big Don said...

BD was talking about the British narrators in the video, the cream of the educated British crop (not some dole-sucking pub-rats in outer Liverpool or Belfast).  Polish your reading skills and take a second look at exactly what BD was comparing.   Dudes in the video were better-spoken than even mainstream American news anchors...

Tom said...

Don can't make any sense out of your response.  Were you maybe talking to Dale?

CNu said...

rotflmbao..,

and there it is...,

with mechanical precision and predictability EVERYTHING WE HAVE TO SAY about Curtis' final installment about individual and collective agency is reduced to some bootblack drivel about how british accents reinforce psychotic delusions about heritable IQ.

What a superb demonstration of the American political zeitgeist in microcosm....,

Dale Asberry said...

Only thing missing is how technology is going to save us from ourselves.

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