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;brilliant; and ;daringly original; The New York Times critiue of digital networks from the ;David Foster Wallace of tech; London Evening Standard;asserting that to fix our economy we must fix our information economyJaron 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 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 we. Interesting views but told in a fuzzy way not really formalised enough to my taste Some concepts are very important this is why I would recommend reading the book today the fact that information on the internet is left in feed forward mode without necessarily a complete history of where it comes from As opposed to this wikipedia for instance traces the modifications of an article Some Scholars have shown that the modifications of wikipedia tell a story about ideas clans etcJaron Lanier goes into the depth of the Information Society Everything he says is uite interesting but he might have structured his facts and told them in a organised way

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The brilliant and daringly original The New York Times critiue of digital networks from the David Foster Wallace of tech London Evening Standardasserting that to fix our economy we must fix our information economyJaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the worlds 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 beenurgently 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 worldincluding social media financial institutions and intelligence agenciesnow 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 webThe ;br. This might be the worst book I ever read I fought hard to keep reading from the first page but had to stop 13 of the way through The author kept reiterating the same ideas over and over with angry analogies of various kinds I believe this is because in addition to being an expert in virtual reality he is also a musician who puts a lot of time and effort into that craft and the rise of the internet has upended how music is boughtmarketedsold completely from how it was only a few decades before This is understandable and I personally am also upset about that I used to love shopping at my recordstapesCD local stores all of which are now years out of business but the former sentence sums up most of the first 13 of the book

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Illiant; and ;daringly original; The New York Times critiue of digital networks from the ;David Foster Wallace of tech; London Evening Standard;asserting that to fix our economy we must fix our information economyJaron 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 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 webThe. I am We are and there has not been a method since anyone started to remember methods of uniting the two Collectively we have passed in a short time through an industrial revolution parallelled by a revolution in literacy and then we had an information revolution which is still ongoing and is reflected in or perhaps illustrated by a communications revolutionWe are now in a place where we can no longer choose to believe that righteousness and hard work will bring you security and riches That was never a credible attitude to take anyway and was usually used to beat the workshy socialists dissenters the opposition the poor etc over their fast moving heads until they blessed their boss and his feeding handLannier a Californian exception demonstrates here that there are some people who can work around a captivating capitalism which hypnotises the rest of us and experience the hope of enlightenment despite the amoral and bleakly stupid ideology of greed in which we are trapped and on whose behalf we starve torture and bomb into submissive smithereens almost everyone elseOn a general level the book is a retatement of the old argument between a Platonic reality and an Aristotelean monetarisation of what actually exists a pragmatist reality If you think you are a free thinker think again but start here


10 thoughts on “Who Owns the Future?

  1. says:

    Everyone ought to read this book It is topical, interesting, intelligent, surprising, and important For me, it has a real WOW factor

  2. says:

    This might be the worst book I ever read; I fought hard to keep reading from the first page, but had to stop 1/3 of the way through The author kept reiterating the same ideas over and over with angry analogies of various kinds I believe this is because in addition to being an expert in virtual reality, he is also a musician who puts a lot of time and effort into that craft, and the rise of the internet has upended how music is bought/marke

  3. says:

    A Must Read, even if the offered solution is flawed The critique of the Silicon Valley culture and forma mentis is brilliant, and very much needed It is nice to hear another version than the usual call for an ope

  4. says:

    When I heard Jaron Lanier speak about his book, I was interested in learning about his take our networked information economy So it was good to finally finish the book and understand his view that, as things are

  5. says:

    Highly Recommended the book is well written, thoughtful and captures both our situation and posits potential solutions.Speci

  6. says:

    I am We are and there has not been a method, since anyone started to remember methods, of uniting the two Collectively, we have passed, in a short time, through an industrial revolution, parallelled by a revolution in literacy, and then we had

  7. says:

    This is a very interesting book from Lanier and well worth reading.He gives a very useful account of what is going on in public big data, search and social media, which is largely accurateand well informed, and will be useful to anyone who is interested and concerned about these topics He also gives aworthwhile insight into fashionable thinking among Silicon Valley insiders (he is clearly one, although Silicon Valleyoutsider mi

  8. says:

    Interesting views, but told in a fuzzy way, not really formalised enough to my taste Some concepts are very important, this is why I would recommend reading the book today: the fact that information on the internet is left in feed forward mode, without necessarily a complete history of where it comes from As oppo

  9. says:

    This book is awesome and Lanier is a brilliant, lucid and fair thinker The book opened my eyes to how the business model of the Facebooks and Googles (Lanier’s “Siren Servers”) create a world which hollows out the earnings ability of t

  10. says:

    A great insight and unlike others Lanier actually offers solutions to the problem.Well written, very clear and an easy read,