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Think Forum: Jaron Lanier (2020)

Think Forum guide for Jaron Lanier

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Resources & Media: Jaron Lanier

Books by Jaron Lanier

Lanier's Books at Kelvin Smith Library

More book titles by Lanier

Select reviews of Lanier's works

Interviews with Lanier

Talks & Presentations

In this TED Talk Lanier reflects on a "globally tragic, astoundingly ridiculous mistake" companies like Google and Facebook made at the foundation of digital culture -- and how we can undo it.


Interview with Jaron Lanier for Channel 4 News on Jun 15, 2018.

Lanier talks about the "10 Reasons to Get Off Social Media" book.


Lanier talks about The Surveillance Economy and Extreme Income Inequality: You Can't Have One Without the Other.

Jaron Lanier explores the connection between the brain and the world and argued that virtual reality enhances lives.

Discussion Questions

Questions to consider

Here are a few discussion questions to help you generate your own:

  • Are you worried about how your information is used online? Have you considered your use of social media and what information can be collected about you?
  • How can people protect themselves from the effects of internet and social media?
  • Should we be worried about AI? How do you see the future of AI and humanity?
  • What can we do as a society to maintain human superiority over technology?
  • What do you think can be done to correct the negative effects technology is causing for humanity?

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