You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto

You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto

Jaron Lanier


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A programmer, musician, and father of digital truth know-how, Jaron Lanier used to be a pioneer in electronic media, and one of the first to foretell the innovative alterations it should deliver to our trade and tradition. Now, with the net influencing almost each point of our lives, he deals this provocative critique of the way electronic layout is shaping society, for larger and for worse.
 
Informed by means of Lanier’s adventure and services as a working laptop or computer scientist, You should not a Gadget discusses the technical and cultural difficulties that experience unwittingly risen from programming choices—such because the nature of consumer identity—that have been “locked-in” on the delivery of electronic media and considers what a destiny according to present layout philosophies will carry. With the proliferation of social networks, cloud-based information garage platforms, and internet 2.0 designs that bring up the “wisdom” of mobs and machine algorithms over the intelligence and knowledge of people, his message hasn't ever been extra urgent.

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