Jaron Lanier - What is a Person?
Technology and Philosophy
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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"
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
June 20, 2010
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Created on 2021-10-22 at 22:09 and last updated on 2021-10-22 at 22:19.