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    Who Owns the Future? (Hardback) By (author) Jaron Lanier

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    DescriptionJaron 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.


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    Title
    Who Owns the Future?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jaron Lanier
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451654967
    ISBN 10: 1451654960
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFFR, KJE
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: COM032000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A45560000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17870
    BISAC V2.8: COM060000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 303.4833
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC037000
    B&T Approval Code: A30180000
    DC22: 303.48/33
    B&T Approval Code: A93130000
    DC22: 303.4833
    BISAC V2.8: BUS090000
    BIC subject category V2: UBW
    LC classification: HC79.I55 L365 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SOCLAS
    Thema V1.0: UBW, JBFZ, KJE
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    07 May 2013
    Review quote
    ""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 "