jaron lanier

jaron lanier

Jaron Lanier Talks Singularity, Internet Lies, & Techno Morality with Harper Simon

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Singularity, the Internet economy, and the flaws of Google are played around with by Jaron Lanier. The problem with wikipedia, the economic house of cards that has been constructed by internet power barons, and how people can get stupid and rich in the face of more noble technological pursuits are discussed with the brilliant author and thinker on Talk Show, hosted by Harper Simon. GUEST BIO: Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, author, and composer. Lanier is one of most celebrated technology writers in the world, and is known for charting a humanistic approach to technology appreciation and criticism. He was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2014. His book "Who Owns the Future?" won Harvard's Goldsmith Book Prize in 2014. His books are international best sellers. "Who Owns the Future?" was named the most important book of 2013 by Joe Nocera in The New York Times, and was also included in many other "best of" lists. "You Are Not a Gadget," released in 2010, was named one of the 10 best books of the year by Michiko Kakutani, and was also named on many "best of year" lists. He writes and speaks on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technological practices, the philosophy of consciousness and information, Internet politics, and the future of humanism. In recent years he has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, one of the 100 top public intellectuals by Foreign Policy Magazine, and one of the top 50 World Thinkers by Prospect Magazine. ADD’L LINKS: http://www.jaronlanier.com/ http://www.amazon.com/Jaron-Lanier/e/B001JRXQEU http://thelip.tv/ http://thelip.tv/show/talk-show-with-harper-simon/ Talk Show Full Episode Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTD7TXW4p5k&index=1&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGd7BMgEaEtyfpo2gkVxDk6B Talk Show Episode Highlights Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRs6s4XLupE&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGfy8c6F8abrlxM_K-xLPd0B&index=1 https://www.facebook.com/thelip.tv http://www.youtube.com/theliptv EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 00:00 Hello and welcome Jaron Lanier. 01:18 The Internet’s culture of file sharing has destroyed the creative middle class and this will affect other fields. 05:26 Jaron Lanier’s concept of economic levees. 07:14 The middle class hub is what is drastically affected by the sharing culture. 09:03 The different ideas of how to handle the economy when technology is taking over the middle class jobs. 10:00 Humanistic Information Economy from Jaron’s book, Who Will Own the Future. 13:35 Large companies use siren servers to collect information and what a siren server is. 16:45 The price of free services and what the actual cost is. 18:57 How can a humanistic information economy be initiated? 20:32 How have people reacted to the ideas from Jaron Lanier’s two books, You Are Not A Gadget and Who Will Own the Future? 24:40 The idea of two-way links. 28:36 Humors: Various potential outcomes for the future of humanity. 33:10 The philosophy of singularities prevalence in the tech community and why Jaron Lanier doesn’t buy into it. 35:11 It’s hard for people to understand how the mass collection of data benefits big finance. 37:58 Thank you and goodbye.