You are not a gadget : a manifesto
Lanier, Jaron.

You are not a gadget : a manifesto

Lanier, Jaron.


Publication Information
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

Physical Description
209 p. ; 22 cm.

What is a person? -- Missing persons -- An apocalypse of self-abdication -- The noosphere is just another name for everyone's inner troll -- What will money be? -- Digital peasant chic -- The city is built to music -- The lords of the clouds renounce free will in order to become infinitely lucky -- The prospects for humanistic cloud economics -- Three possible future directions -- The unbearable thinness of flatness -- Retropolis -- Digital creativity eludes flat places -- All hail the membrane -- Making the best of bits -- I am a contrarian loop -- One story of how semantics might have evolved -- Future humors -- Home at last (my love affair with Bachelardian neoteny).

Silicon Valley visionary Jaron Lanier was among the first to predict the revolutionary changes the World Wide Web would bring to commerce and culture. Now, in his first book, Lanier offers this cautionary look at the way the Web is transforming our lives, for better and for worse.

Subject Term
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Technology -- Social aspects.

Electronic Access
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Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookSOCIETY DIGITAL 303.4833 LANI32530607051354Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area