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You are not a gadget : a manifesto
You are not a gadget : a manifesto

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.

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