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You Are Not A Gadget - A Manifesto

Jaron Lanier

A programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the revolutionary changes it would bring to our commerce and culture. Now, with the Web influencing virtually every aspect of our lives, he offers this provocative critique of how digital design is shaping society, for better and for worse. Informed by Lanier's experience and expertise as a computer scientist, You Are Not a Gadget discusses the technical and cultural problems that have unwittingly risen from programming choices-such as the nature of user identity-that were "locked-in" at the birth of digital media and considers what a future based on current design philosophies will bring. With the proliferation of social networks, cloud-based data storage systems, and Web 2.0 designs that elevate the "wisdom" of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and wisdom of individuals, his message has never been more urgent.

A programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the revolutionary changes it would bring to our commerce and culture. Now, with the Web influencing virtually every aspect of our lives, he offers this provocative critique of how digital design is shaping society, for better and for worse. Informed by Lanier's experience and expertise as a computer scientist, You Are Not a Gadget discusses the technical and cultural problems that have unwittingly risen from programming choices-such as the nature of user identity-that were "locked-in" at the birth of digital media and considers what a future based on current design philosophies will bring. With the proliferation of social networks, cloud-based data storage systems, and Web 2.0 designs that elevate the "wisdom" of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and wisdom of individuals, his message has never been more urgent.
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A programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the revolutionary changes it would bring to our commerce and culture. Now, with the Web influencing virtually every aspect of our lives, he offers this provocative critique of how digital design is shaping society, for better and for worse. Informed by Lanier's experience and expertise as a computer scientist, You Are Not a Gadget discusses the technical and cultural problems that have unwittingly risen from programming choices-such as the nature of user identity-that were "locked-in" at the birth of digital media and considers what a future based on current design philosophies will bring. With the proliferation of social networks, cloud-based data storage systems, and Web 2.0 designs that elevate the "wisdom" of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and wisdom of individuals, his message has never been more urgent.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rob Shapiro

Length:

7h 37m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:56


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:32