Who Owns the Future?

Who Owns the Future?

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By (author) Jaron Lanier

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 411 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 210mm x 22mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1451654979
  • ISBN 13: 9781451654974
  • Sales rank: 169,483

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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.

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"This ambitious book is about how to help ordinary people survive and prosper at a time when advances in computer technology make it increasingly difficult for some people to find a job."--USA Today