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Who Owns The Future? Hardcover – 7 Mar 2013

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Allen Lane (7 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846145228
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846145223
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.4 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 489,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lanier has a poet's sensibility and his book reads like a hallucinogenic reverie, full of entertaining haiku-like observations and digressions (James Harkin Financial Times)

One of the triumphs of Lanier's intelligent and subtle book is its inspiring portrait of the kind of people that a democratic information economy would produce. His vision implies that if we are allowed to lead absorbing, properly remunerated lives, we will likewise outgrow our addiction to consumerism and technology (Laurence Scott Guardian)

Jaron Lanier is a digital visionary with a difference (John Kampfner Observer)

Many will be captivated by Mr Lanier's daringly original insights ... You Are Not A Gadget (2010) was a feisty, brilliant, predictive work, and the new volume is just as exciting (Janet Maslin New York Times)

About the Author

Jaron Lanier is a philosopher and computer scientist who has spent his career pushing the transformative power of modern technology to its limits. From coining the term 'Virtual Reality' and creating the world's first immersive avatars to developing cutting-edge medical imaging and surgical techniques, Lanier is one of the premier designers and engineers at work today. Linked with UC Berkeley and Microsoft, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the IEEE in 2009.

A musician with a collection of over 700 instruments, he has been recognised by Encyclopedia Britannica (but certainly not Wikipedia) as one of history's 300 or so greatest inventors and named one of the top one hundred public intellectuals in the world by Prospect and Foreign Policy.

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