You are not a gadget: Considering the social side of new technologies

Jaron Lanier
Jaron Lanier (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A good critique of some of the risks and issues of today’s exploding use of online social media. Jaron Lanier argues it is creating a wealth of fake, fragmented social relationships, endlessly rehashed content and demeaning true human talents. And this is coming from a hardcore techie who developed VR. However his parents relocated to New Mexico from NYC to live in tents for much of his childhood so I suppose he has seen both sides of the coin…

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