Who Owns the Future? - Jaron Lanier

Who Owns the Future?

By Jaron Lanier

  • Release Date: 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Internet
  • Book: Who Owns the Future?
Who Owns the Future? book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 24 Ratings)

Who Owns the Future? Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Who Owns the Future? is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

User reviews about the book

  • Chicken little

    1
    By Electroman76
    Typical fanaticism from a politically motivated fanatic. The author seems to lack an understanding of the very capitalist system that enabled him to pioneer new things. The reason he thinks this modern wave of technology will put everyone out of work is that finally the old trimmer can not envision what comes next. Perhaps it's all the medical Mary j clouding the brain of one of the 1980's great innovators I don't know. In the end what he puts fort for the future amounts to realization of 100 years of socialist dreams come to fruition through the internet turning humans into a currency of the global order where we are paid to be used by the silicone valley instead of innovating and coming up with new jobs the way the tech revolution did in the 90's This is the same kind of paranoia put out by big labor in the 1970's as they resisted modernization of their factories for fear that robots would take all the jobs.
  • Insider's perspective & worth your time

    4
    By Amo Roma
    Lanier is occasionally frustrating but his reflections on the reach and thinking of Silicon Valley persistently return to me since finishing this book. There are some stunning revelations, but his characterization of 'Siren Servers' and the general lack of concern or sense of social responsibility by the key players holds true with every new headline in the news. I have no doubt the inner elite of the 'Siren Servers' scoff at this kind of scrutiny, thoroughly enveloped in their neo-enlightenment self-justification. As you read you can hear how close statements get to "all the best for this, the best of all possible worlds".
  • Audio book?

    5
    By DoonRunner
    Please make this in an audio version, publishing people. Please!

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