Friday, November 29, 2013

"Who Owns the Future?"- You Can Get With This or You Can Get With That.....

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Jaron Lanier

About the Program

Jaron Lanier, a pioneer in the field of virtual reality, argues that the rise of digital networks contributed to our economic recession and weakened our middle class.  He says that while many millions of people contribute to and create value for the internet, largely for free, the technology companies that own the central computers are the ones making all the money from it.  He argues that a more equitable sharing of the wealth, based on user contributions, would improve the middle class and our economy.  Mr. Lanier spoke at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, California.          

About the Authors

Jaron Lanier

Jaron Lanier is the founder of VPL Research, the first company to sell virtual reality products. Mr. Lanier was a scholar-at-large for Microsoft from 2006-2009 and is currently a partner architect at Microsoft Research.  He is the author of "You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto" and has written for Discover, Wired, the New York Times, and other outlets.  For more, visit:     

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Academic Centers & Think Thanks!!!!!!

Askew Institute on Politics and
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana
Collins Center for Public
Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society
The Lou Frey Institute of Politics and

Academic Tiers

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