Who Owns the Future?

Who Owns the Future?

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By (author) Jaron Lanier

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 23mm | 292g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0241957214
  • ISBN 13: 9780241957219
  • Sales rank: 77,372

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As you read this, thousands of remote computers are refining secret models of who you are, using the information to make huge fortunes for a few people. Does the future have to be this way? How can we change it? In this visionary book Jaron Lanier imagines an alternative, where economic power is given back to creators. Drawing on sources ranging from ancient philosophy to the latest technology, he proposes a radical system that truly rewards endeavour - whether it's in the media or manufacturing - and ultimately preserves human dignity.

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Jaron Lanier is a philosopher and computer scientist who has spent his career pushing the transformative power of modern technology to its limits. He is one of the premier designers and engineers at work today, and has been named one of the top one hundred public intellectuals in the world by Prospect and Foreign Policy. His previous book is You Are Not A Gadget.

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Daringly original ... sharp, accessible ... terrifically exciting The New York Times