Speaking 10 years ago the optimism Jaron Lanier expresses feels like a relic of the pre-Trump era, but it has deeper roots: he is the child of a holocaust survivor and a descendant of people who fled the pogroms in Russia.
Among his fascinating anecdotes are the story of Steve Jobs going to India and taking inspiration from guru scam artists (about 40 minutes in).
Other phrases that stayed with me from this talk:
we need "a humanistic competing culture" to the nerdist conformity
"time for reflection/introspection is important"