We spy on the new culture of surveillance. Kurt Andersen talks to technologist and philosopher Jaron Lanier about why we have to watch the watchers. An artist meticulously tracks government spy satellites crossing the night sky. A computer scientist explains what goes into building a facial recognition system. And sitting silently in her car, a photographer secretly snaps pictures of strangers in their homes.
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Kurt Andersen visits the kitchen of Wylie Dufresne, who owns the adventurous New York restaurant WD-50. Dufresne believes that the organic ingredients and fine food are not incompatible with the kind of chemicals we might see on a packet of Twinkies. We’ll follow the creation of a single dish — Eggs Benedict — from the egg farm to the taste test.