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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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Jaron Lanier on the Future of Our Digital Lives

Now Lanier is going back to the field where he did his pioneering work in the 1980s: virtual reality. VR has become the new frontier of human engagement with tech, and has become a medium that has transformed surgical trials, aircraft design and the treatment of injured war veterans.

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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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The Future of Vr with Jaron Lanier, and Why We Should All Quit Social Media

The visionary inventor and writer joins CNET Book Club to discuss the history of virtual reality and his newest book, “Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now.”

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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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Jaron Lanier Talks Singularity, Internet Lies, & Techno Morality with Harper Simon

Singularity, the Internet economy, and the flaws of Google are played around with by Jaron Lanier.

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