Book Report by Monica Snellings
That’s a big hope when you look at the daily headlines but Lanier has written a book that recasts the future in a way that few of us have the ability see on our own. For almost 30 years he has been on the front lines of the digital revolution. He is a computer scientist, musician, and is best known for his work in Virtual Reality research, for which he coined the term.
He asks us, in this very readable book, to examine the digital world we engage with, contribute to and create in. He notes that humans have always been their own worst enemies. He notes that throughout history whoever controls the tools of communication has the upper hand, easily dominating and effectively oppressing.