Jaron Lanier

Computer systems expert and author of "You Are Not a Gadget : A Manifesto and Who Owns the Future?"

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A computer systems expert widely credited with helping develop "virtual reality;" author of You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto and Who Owns the Future?


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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is being grilled by Congress Tuesday and Wednesday about political consulting group Cambridge Analytica and its harvesting of the data of tens of millions…

Should Facebook’s users “like” the company again?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is being grilled by Congress Tuesday and Wednesday about political consulting group Cambridge Analytica and its harvesting of the data of tens of millions…

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Jaron Lanier was a pioneer of virtual reality. He sold a start-up to Google and helped Walmart, Fannie Mae, banks and hedge funds learn to use computerized information.

Should Digital Networks Pay Us for Our Info?

Jaron Lanier was a pioneer of virtual reality. He sold a start-up to Google and helped Walmart, Fannie Mae, banks and hedge funds learn to use computerized information.

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Last year two US Senators who couldn't provide details said, "most Americans would be stunned" if they knew the extent of government surveillance.

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Last year two US Senators who couldn't provide details said, "most Americans would be stunned" if they knew the extent of government surveillance.

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