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4.0 out of 5 stars Contentious - but worth reading, 20 Aug. 2013
This review is from: Who Owns The Future? (Hardcover)
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The arguments in this book will not be supported by everyone (but isn't that always the case). I don't necessarily agree with everything Jaron Lanier has to say and there are a lack of specfics on some issues, but you can't knock his passion and enthusiasm. I feel the author's definition of information is too broad and that this partly undermines some of his argumentation. Yet his take on the future is intriguing. Its good to consider alternative perspectives and thus test the validity of your own paradigms. In that sense alone the book is worth reading - and at the end of the day I prefer a contentious approach. You certainly can't accuse Lanier of writing a staid academic text.
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