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Who owns the future?

By: Lanier, Jaron

0241957214 / 9780241957219
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20 cm xxi, 372 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2013.

As you read this, thousands of remote computers are refining secret models of who you are, using the information to make huge fortunes for a few people.

Does the future have to be this way? How can we change it? In this visionary book Jaron Lanier imagines an alternative, where economic power is given back to creators.

Drawing on sources ranging from ancient philosophy to the latest technology, he proposes a radical system that truly rewards endeavour - whether it's in the media or manufacturing - and ultimately preserves human dignity.


JFFR Social forecasting, future studies, KJE E-commerce: business aspects, UBW Internet: general works

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