Jaron Lanier

When Lanier said, “Fortunately, difficult as it is, we can still try to change some expressions of philosophy that are on the verge of becoming locked in place in the tools we use to understand one another and the world”; how does he suggest we get from our current state to where he feels we need to be?

When Jaron Lanier talks about Google and Facebook creating the “hive mind” is he saying that this mind-set tells people that being an end user is more important than being an entrepreneur/innovator?

Is Lanier saying that companies like Google and Facebook are essentially no different than Mao Zedong when he refers to them as “digital Maoists”?




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