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Who Owns the Future?

Thoughts on what is wrong with the current way the information economy works

By Jaron Lanier
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Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier

Who Owns the Future? explains what’s wrong with the current way the information economy works, and why it’s destroying more jobs than it’s creating.

  • Anyone who wants to know the long-term effects of the internet on the economy
  • Anyone worried about their job being automated in the next decade
  • Anyone who wants to understand what the dominant internet companies of today have in common

Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, musician and writer. He was an early innovator in the field of virtual reality and has taught at Columbia University and New York University. His other books include You Are Not a Gadget – also available in blinks.

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