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The Resource Who owns the future?, Jaron Lanier

Who owns the future?, Jaron Lanier

Label
Who owns the future?
Title
Who owns the future?
Statement of responsibility
Jaron Lanier
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author, father of virtual reality, and one of the world's most brilliant thinkers evaluates the negative impact of digital network technologies on the economy and particularly the middle class, citing challenges to employment and personal wealth while exploring the potential of a new information economy. This 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. He has predicted how technology will transform our humanity for decades. 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 book he charts a path toward a brighter future: an information economy that rewards ordinary people for what they do and share on the web
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lanier, Jaron
Dewey number
303.48/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.I55
LC item number
L365 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Economics
Label
Who owns the future?, Jaron Lanier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Paperback edition -- Prelude -- Part one, First round. Motivation ; A simple idea -- Part two, The cybernetic tempest. Money as seen through one computer scientist's eyes ; The ad hoc construction of mass dignity ; "Siren servers" ; The specter of the perfect investment ; Some pioneering siren servers -- Part three, How this century might unfold from two points of view. From below: mass unemployment events ; From above: misusing big data to become ridiculous -- Part four, Markets, energy landscapes, and narcissism. Markets and energy landscapes ; Narcissism -- Part five, The contest to be most meta. Story lost ; Coercion on autopilot: specialized network effects ; Obscuring the human element ; Story found -- Part six, Democracy. Complaint is not enough ; Clout must underlie rights, if rights are to persist -- Part seven, Ted Nelson. First thought, best thought -- Part eight, The dirty pictures (or, Nuts and bolts: what a humanistic alternative might be like). The project ; We need to do better than ad hoc levees ; Some first principles ; Who will do what? ; Big business ; How will we earn and spend? ; Risk ; Financial identity ; Inclusion ; The interface to reality ; Creepy ; A stab at mitigating creepiness -- Part nine, Transition. The transition ; Leadership -- Conclusion: what is to be remembered? -- Afterword to the Paperback edition
Control code
ocn872116527
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
xxviii, 411 pages
Isbn
9781451654974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
KGSV : 2014-03-15
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)872116527
Label
Who owns the future?, Jaron Lanier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Paperback edition -- Prelude -- Part one, First round. Motivation ; A simple idea -- Part two, The cybernetic tempest. Money as seen through one computer scientist's eyes ; The ad hoc construction of mass dignity ; "Siren servers" ; The specter of the perfect investment ; Some pioneering siren servers -- Part three, How this century might unfold from two points of view. From below: mass unemployment events ; From above: misusing big data to become ridiculous -- Part four, Markets, energy landscapes, and narcissism. Markets and energy landscapes ; Narcissism -- Part five, The contest to be most meta. Story lost ; Coercion on autopilot: specialized network effects ; Obscuring the human element ; Story found -- Part six, Democracy. Complaint is not enough ; Clout must underlie rights, if rights are to persist -- Part seven, Ted Nelson. First thought, best thought -- Part eight, The dirty pictures (or, Nuts and bolts: what a humanistic alternative might be like). The project ; We need to do better than ad hoc levees ; Some first principles ; Who will do what? ; Big business ; How will we earn and spend? ; Risk ; Financial identity ; Inclusion ; The interface to reality ; Creepy ; A stab at mitigating creepiness -- Part nine, Transition. The transition ; Leadership -- Conclusion: what is to be remembered? -- Afterword to the Paperback edition
Control code
ocn872116527
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
xxviii, 411 pages
Isbn
9781451654974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
KGSV : 2014-03-15
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)872116527

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