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Jaron Lanier



Jaron Lanier is an American computer scientist, visual artist, computer philosophy writer, and composer. Though he is considered the founder of virtual reality, he now advocates against social media use and the way the internet currently works, encouraging us all to delete our accounts where possible.

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Jaron Lanier - Does a Soul Have an Afterlife?

Is there a #soul? Is there an #afterlife? The two questions are likely related. No soul, no afterlife. Is there any evidence for either? Any argument? However, the two questions-soul and afterlife-might be separated.

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Can Dualism Explain Consciousness?

Dualism claims reality has two parts, a physical and a nonphysical (mental or spiritual), both equally real. Dualism is believed by most people but rejected by most philosophers and scientists. Featuring interviews with Yujin Nagasawa, Richard Swinburne, Jaron Lanier, Bede Rundle, and Peter Forrest.

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Why You Should Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Jaron Lanier is considered one of the fathers of virtual reality and a veteran of silicon valley. In his book 'Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now', Lanier contends that sites like Facebook and Twitter are dopamine farms that are reprogramming how you think and feel.

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You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto

Jaron Lanier, a Silicon Valley visionary since the 1980s, was among the first to predict the revolutionary changes the World Wide Web would bring to commerce and culture.

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Interview with Jaron Lanier

A cyberspace Renaissance man reveals his current thoughts on the World Wide Web, virtual reality, and other silicon dreams.

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Jaron Lanier Interview on How Social Media Ruins Your Life

Jaron Lanier, the Silicone Valley ‘computer philosopher', thinks social media is ruining your life.

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The Future of Public Space: SOM Thinkers Series

This book, the latest in the SOM Thinkers series, aims to address these questions.

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The Conscience of Silicon Valley

Tech oracle Jaron Lanier warned us all about the evils of social media. Too few of us listened. Now, in the most chaotic of moments, his fears—and his bighearted solutions—are more urgent than ever.

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How We Need to Remake the Internet | Jaron Lanier

In the early days of digital culture, Jaron Lanier helped craft a vision for the internet as public commons where humanity could share its knowledge - but even then, this vision was haunted by the dark side of how it could turn out: with personal devices that control our lives, monitor our data and...

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