Is Wikipedia smarter than you? Does Facebook promote the wisdom of mobs over the intelligence of the individual? Jaron Lanier, one of the pioneers of Silicon Valley and the father of virtual reality, argues that the Internet has fallen short of its early promise by becoming a place where those doing intellectual work are getting poorer and only advertisements are worth any money. In “You Are Not a Gadget” he explores how technology interacts with culture and argues for the need for a new humanistic technology.
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