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An edition of Who Owns the Future? (2013)

Who Owns the Future?

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Jaron 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 more 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 web.

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Simon & Schuster
Language
English
Pages
416

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First Sentence

"We're used to treating information as "free"*, but the price we pay for the illusion of "free" is only workable so long as most of the overall economy isn't about information."

Table of Contents

Prelude. 1
Hello, Hero. 1
Terms. 3
Part 1. First round.
1. Motivation Page 7 2. A simple idea Page 19 First interlude. ancient anticipation of the singularity Page 22
Part 2. The cybernetic tempest.
3. Money as seen through the one computer scientist's eyes Page 29 4. The ad hoc construction of mass dignity Page 32 5. "Siren servers" Page 53 6. The specter of the perfect investment Page 59 7. Some pioneering siren servers Page 69 Second interlude. a parody : if life gives you EULAs, make lemonade Page 79
Part 3. How this century might unfold, from two points of view.
8. From below : mass unemployment events Page 85 9. From above : misusing big data to become ridiculous Page 107 Third interlude. modernity conceives the future Page 123
Part 4. Markets, energy landscapes, and narcissism.
10. Markets and energy landscapes Page 143 11. Narcissism Page 153 Fourth interlude. limits are for muggles Page 157
Part 5. The contest to be most meta.
12. Story lost Page 165 13. Coercion on autopilot : specialized network effects Page 166 14. Obscuring the human element Page 175 15. Story found Page 179 Fifth interlude. the wise old man in the clouds Page 190
Part 6. Democracy.
16. Complaint is not enough Page 199 17. Clout must underlie rights, if rights are to persist Page 205
Sixth interlude. the pocket protector in the saffron robe
Part 7. Ted Nelson.
18. First thought, best thought Page 221
Part 8. The dirty picture (or, Nuts and bolts) : what a humanistic alternative might be like.
19. The project Page 233 20. We need to do better than ad hoc levees Page 239 21. Some first principles Page 245 22. Who will do what? Page 253 23. Big business Page 265 24. How will we earn and spend Page 269 25. Risk Page 277 26. Financial identity Page 288 27. Inclusion Page 291 28. The interface to reality Page 295 29. Creepy Page 305 30. A stab at mitigating creepiness Page 317 Seventh interlude. limits are for mortals Page 325
Part 9. Transition.
31. The transition Page 335 32. Leadership Page 341 Eighth interlude. the fate of books Page 352 Conclusion. What is to be remembered? Page 361

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2014

Classifications

Library of Congress
HC79.I55 L365 2013

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
416
Dimensions
9 x 6 x inches

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Open Library
OL25424120M
Internet Archive
whoownsfuture0000lani
ISBN 10
1451654960
ISBN 13
9781451654967
LCCN
2013007987
OCLC/WorldCat
829937196, 846709687

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