Who Owns the Future?
The “splendid” and “daringly unique” (The New York Times) study of advanced systems from the “David Foster Wallace of tech” (London Evening Standard)— stating that to settle our economy, we should settle our data economy.
Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world’s most splendid scholars. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary retribution with the most critical financial and social pattern of our age: the toxic convergence of cash and power in our computerized systems.
Lanier has anticipated how innovation will change our mankind for quite a long time, and his understanding has never been all the more desperately required. He indicates how Siren Servers, which abuse enormous information and the free sharing of data, drove our economy into subsidence, risked individual security, and burrowed out the white collar class. The systems that characterize our reality—including web-based social networking, money related organizations, and insight offices—now debilitate to demolish it.
Yet, there is an option. In this provocative, lovely, and profoundly compassionate book, Lanier outlines a way toward a brighter future: a data economy that prizes common individuals for what they do and share on the web.