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You Are Not a Gadget

Jaron Lanier

You Are Not a Gadget

by Jaron Lanier

You Are Not a Gadget

Jaron Lanier

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You Are Not A Gadget will help you get a better grasp on how much the internet undervalues your individuality by explaining the history of the digital world, the worrying path that it has put us on, and how we might make changes as a society to fix these problems.

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You Are Not a Gadget

by Jaron Lanier

You Are Not a Gadget

Jaron Lanier

Overview

The interconnectedness made possible by new technologies like the internet seems can be both a blessing and a curse. It makes connecting with others and entertaining ourselves a lot easier. But aren't we overlooking some of the internet's dark sides?

How much worse is bullying now that it's taken on this new cyber component? And what effect do Instagram's hashtags have on our mental health? These can appear to be obvious 'internet problems'. But the internet also creates issues when it comes to data mining, devaluing people, and not giving artists real credit for their work, for example.

Jaron Lanier is here to explore these concepts in You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto. Through his insight, you'll explore the dark side of the internet, but also ways to improve this technology and use it to improve our lives.

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"The only hope for social networking sites from a business point of view is for a magic formula to appear in which some method of violating privacy and dignity becomes acceptable."

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