Who Owns the Future?

ISBN-10: 1451654979
ISBN-13: 9781451654974
Edition: N/A
Authors: Jaron Lanier
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Description: THE DAZZLING NEW MASTERWORK FROM THE PROPHET OF SILICON VALLEYJaron Lanier is the bestselling author of "You Are Not a Gadget, " the father of virtual reality, and one of the most influential thinkers of our time. For decades, Lanier has drawn on  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/4/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

THE DAZZLING NEW MASTERWORK FROM THE PROPHET OF SILICON VALLEYJaron Lanier is the bestselling author of "You Are Not a Gadget, " the father of virtual reality, and one of the most influential thinkers of our time. For decades, Lanier has drawn on his expertise and experience as a computer scientist, musician, and digital media pioneer to predict the revolutionary ways in which technology has transformed our culture."Who Owns the Future?" is a visionary reckoning with the effects network technologies have had on our economy. Lanier asserts that the rise of digital networks led our economy into recession and decimated the middle class. Now, as technology flattens more and more industries--from media to medicine to manufacturing--we are facing even greater challenges to employment and personal wealth.But there is an alternative to allowing technology to own our future. In this ambitious and deeply humane book, Lanier charts the path toward a new information economy that will stabilize the middle class and allow it to grow. It is time for ordinary people to be rewarded for what they do and share on the web.Insightful, original, and provocative, "Who Owns the Future? "is necessary reading for everyone who lives a part of their lives online.

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.

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