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Who Owns the Future? (Compact Disc)

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Description


Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world's most brilliant thinkers. "Who Owns the Future?" is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the poisonous concentration of money and power in our digital networks.
Lanier has predicted how technology will transform our humanity for decades, and his insight has never been more urgently needed. He shows how Siren Servers, which exploit big data and the free sharing of information, led our economy into recession, imperiled personal privacy, and hollowed out the middle class. The networks that define our world--including social media, financial institutions, and intelligence agencies--now threaten to destroy it.
But there is an alternative. In this provocative, poetic, and deeply humane book, Lanier charts a path toward a brighter future: an information economy that rewards ordinary people for what they do and share on the web.

About the Author


Jaron Lanier is a scientist and musician best known for his work in Virtual Reality research, a term he coined and popularized. Time" named him one of the ""Time" 100" in 2010. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781442368392
ISBN-10: 144236839X
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: August 6th, 2013
Language: English