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.
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.
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.
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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