Can you handle another Jaron Lanier talk?
Music and Technology
Jaron Lanier: How the Internet Failed and How to Recreate It

I had to put this one too, simply because of that amazing instrument he plays before he starts his talk.

But also, to paraphrase: many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are surprised at the negative outcomes of technology today, but these outcomes were written and cautioned about in science fiction. The problem is, those people don't read.


On October 29, 2018, Jaron Lanier visited UC Santa Cruz and explored how the internet as it exists today might destroy our world. In developed countries, its arrival has corresponded to bizarre political dysfunction, while in the developing world, ethnic rivalries that had been waning have been re-ignited in the most grotesque fashion. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The internet was supposed to empower people and enrich culture and democracy. What went wrong was based on a simplistic, nerdy philosophy. The solution can be discerned, and it involves creating and strengthening societal structures that are in between giant tech platforms and individuals.
UC Santa Cruz
October 29, 2018
YouTube / UC Santa Cruz Arts, Lectures, and Entertainment
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Created on 2021-10-25 at 18:06 and last updated on 2021-10-25 at 18:21.