Title Profile & Character Information

Who Owns the Future?

Annotation
Computer scientist, revolutionary thinker, and a leading researcher in the area of virtual reality who either coined or popularized that term (depending on whom you ask), Lanier is the person to listen to about technology. Here he argues that while digital technologies should be guaranteeing our financial health, given the efficiencies they deliver, the information economy has in fact concentrated wealth in the hands of a few-weakening our middle class and hence our democracy. Lanier doesnt just sling arrows but makes suggestions-including monetizing data now treated as being cost free.

GenreNonFiction
Science
Sociological
TopicsInformation Age
Digital media
Social networking
Economics
Jobs
Unemployment
Social classes
Social change