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You are not a gadget : a manifesto

Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Something went wrong around the start of the 21st century. Individual creativity began to go out of fashion. Music became an endless rehashing of the past. Scientists were in danger of no longer understanding their own research. - Indeed, not only was individual creativity old-fashioned but individuals themselves. The crowd was wise. Machines, specifically computers, were no longer tools to be used by human minds -  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaron Lanier
ISBN: 9781846143410 1846143411 9781846143427 184614342X
OCLC Number: 759882165
Notes: Includes index
Description: ix, 209 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: 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).
Responsibility: by Jaron Lanier

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Delivers a searing manifesto in support of the human and reflects on the good and bad developments in design and thought years after the invention of the web.  Read more...

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Fabulous - I couldn't put it down and shouted out Yes! Yes! on many pages . . . This is a landmark book that will have people talking and arguing for years into the future. * Lee Smolin * Lucid, Read more...

 
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