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Tag Archives: Jaron Lanier

You Are Not A Gadget

Jaron Lanier’s recent book, You Are Not A Gadget, begins with a call to arms that is well worth reading. Lanier, both musician and virtual reality pioneer, indicts the soft thinking that has allowed us to conceive of Web 2.0 as a utopian movement when it is, in so many ways, making us more machine-like [...]

The worship of AI

There is a very interesting op-ed piece in today’s New York Times on the growing worship of artificial intelligence as replacing and transcending human intelligence. Written by Jaron Lanier, a musician and longtime innovator in virtual reality and other realms, the article can be found here, titled “The First Church of Robotics.” In the headlong [...]