Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world’s most brilliant .. Lanier then looks to a future dominated by Siren Servers while technological. Jaron Lanier, groundbreaking computer scientist and infectious optimist, is concerned that we are not making the most of ourselves. In Who. An Amazon Best Book of the Month, May Jaron Lanier’s last book, You Are Not a Gadget, was an influential criticism of Web ‘s crowd-sourced.

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Lamier all done by computers — arm’s-length and impersonal — intended, and unintended, if you believe the author.

For instance, why is intellectual property a “levee” a term Lanier uses to denote an impediment to free usage or enjoyment by those who do not possess itwhile other kinds of property – real estate, business, financial – where wyo wealth is concentrated are not even mentioned? Lanier’s proposals are purposefully broad, as any specifics would be need to be ironed out, but by the end of the book, I felt a lot less skeptical of his “crazy idea” than I did at the beginning.

This is a dystopic picture, and he calls it science fiction upfront. Compare the number of employees at Instagram to the number at Kodak in its prime, etc. lanjer

Who Owns the Future?

This will inevitably iaron the further erosion of productive jobs and whole industries–such as has already occurred in the music and video industries. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. What started as an ideal of free data sharing has cost many people their livings, and he doesn’t see it ending with musicians and authors.

His ideas for brokering those payments are a tbe fuzzy and, because they’d require a two-way accounting of who does what where online, run counter to some of the underlying ideas of the Internet, both structurally and ideologically. It is real, and if we want to have a growing information-based economy, that real value ought to be part of our economy.


Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier – review

Ambitious and admirable as jwron idea may be, how could it work? The author terms his solution the “humanistic information economy. Lanier is concerned with the erosion of the US middle class shifts in class structure elsewhere, in the developing world, are not on the radar.

Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Investors are perfectly confident to value a Siren Server that accumulates data about people in the tens of billions of dollars, no matter how remote the possibility of an actual business plan that would make a commensurate amount of profit.

His description of how the digital networking economy currently works: Currently, anyone can write a song and stick it on YouTube. Instead, he proposes the most reactionary and conservative solution: The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the middle class disappears. These siren servers then make a killing off of the personal information which they harvest from their users by selling it to their real clients, advertisers, and off of the creative content which they serve up to their users for owjs or for next to free.

They even invented the first digital camera.

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There is a bizarre section in which 9 different Great Ideas get boiled down in to indecipherable PowerPoint fodder. But if people are interested in finding the latest stupid cool guitar to fabricate for the day, there will be a stupid cool guitar designer out there who ought to be paid. We just have to make it logical that some portion of whatever we have that big data values accrues to us. The Seventh Interlude, titled “Limits are for Mortals” is about Singularity University, and his opinions on the whole thing pretty much reflect mine.


From toLanier was the Chief Scientist of Advanced Network and Services, which contained the Engineering Office of Internet2, and served as the Lead Scientist of the National Tele-immersion Initiative, a coalition of research universities studying advanced applications for Internet2.

It is a huge question at the center of how we interact, and who is paying attention to those interactions. But today Kodak is bankrupt, and the new face of digital photography has become Instagram.

He limits himself to a very small spectrum of possibilities and thus undermines his own project from the outset: This book was an assignment of a book group I am in, and I really didn’t know what it was about except what I learned watching a video of an interview of futur author. Jan 20, Stephanie Sun rated it really liked it Shelves: Recommended, with Cognitive Surplus. This book is free information! It is an argument that what seemed like a good idea at the time has gotten out of control.

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Retrieved from ” https: May 29, Rachel Bayles rated it liked it Shelves: This book is like being stuck in an elevator with your most brilliant friend, and a bottle of wine. Lanier is absolutely not anti-technology. One result has been that there’s no one to blame for the losses everyone else has suffered. In a future of 3D printers and automated-everything, it will otherwise be easier than ever jafon be marginalized.