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Who Owns the Future?
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Author: Lanier, Jaron

Brand: Simon & Schuster Audio

Edition: Unabridged

Format: Audiobook

Number Of Pages: 400

Release Date: 06-08-2013

Details: Product Description The “brilliant” and “daringly original” ( The New York Times) critique of digital networks from the “David Foster Wallace of tech” ( London Evening Standard)—asserting that to fix our economy, we must fix our information economy. 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. Review "Everyone complains about the Internet, but no one does anything about it . . . except for Jaron Lanier."--Neal Stephenson "bestselling author of Reamde and Cryptonomicon " Daringly original . . . Lanier s sharp, accessible style and opinions make "Who Owns the Future?" terrifically inviting. --Janet Maslin "The New York Times "" ""Who Owns the Future?"explains what s wrong with our digital economy, and tells us how to fix it. Listen up! --George Dyson "bestselling author of Turing's Cathedral "" ""Who Owns the Future?" is a deeply original and sometimes startling read. Lanier does not simply question the dominant narrative of our times, but picks it up by the neck and shakes it.A refreshing and important book that will make you see the world differently."--Tim Wu "author of The Master Switch "" This book is rare. It looks at technology with an insider s knowledge, wisdom, and deep caring about human beings. It s badly needed. --W. Brian Arthur "economist and author of The Nature of Technology "" 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.

EAN: 9781442368392

Languages: English

Binding: Audio CD

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