You are Not a Gadget
Score: 3
From 24 Ratings

You are Not a Gadget


  • Author : Jaron Lanier
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Computers
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307269645


You are Not a Gadget Book Description :

A computer-age visionary argues that the Internet has failed to live up to its early promises, sharing cautionary perspectives on the Web 2.0 design concept while optimistically evaluating the Internet as a positive cultural vehicle....

Dawn of the New Everything
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Dawn of the New Everything


  • Author : Jaron Lanier
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627794107


Dawn of the New Everything Book Description :

Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, & Vox The father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technology Bridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Dawn of the New Everything is a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility. Through a fascinating look back over his life in technology, Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist and father of the term “virtual reality,” exposes VR’s ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species, and gives readers a new perspective on how the brain and body connect to the world. An inventive blend...

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now


  • Author : Jaron Lanier
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Computers
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781250196699


Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Book Description :

A timely call-to-arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer. You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without them. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms. Lanier’s reasons for freeing ourselves from social media’s poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are more “connected” than ever, to ...

Who Owns The Future
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Who Owns The Future


  • Author : Jaron Lanier
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-03-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241957226


Who Owns The Future Book Description :

Who Owns The Future? is the new masterwork from the prophet of the digital age, Jaron Lanier, author of You Are Not A Gadget. In the past, a revolution in production, such as the industrial revolution, generally increased the wealth and freedom of people. The digital revolution we are living through is different. Instead of leaving a greater number of us in excellent financial health, the effect of digital technologies - and the companies behind them - is to concentrate wealth, reduce growth, and challenge the livelihoods of an ever-increasing number of people. As the protections of the middle class disappear, washed away by crises in capitalism, what is being left in their place? And what else could replace them? Why is this happening, and what migh...

Mind is your Business

Mind is your Business


  • Author : Sadhguru
  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2015-04-30
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
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  • ISBN 10 : 9788184956955


Mind is your Business Book Description :

For most people, the mind seems to be an unruly cacophony, attempting to grasp and shape everything which falls in its purview. In mind is your business, Sadhguru explains that only if we make it “our business” to transform this uncoordinated mess into a well – coordinated symphony, will we able to use the mind, rather than be used by it. Sadhguru is a yogi and profound mystic of our times. An absolute clarity of perception places him in a unique space in not only matters spiritual but in business, environmental and international affairs, and opens a new door on all that he touches....

Gadget Nation

Gadget Nation


  • Author : Steve Greenberg
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402736865


Gadget Nation Book Description :

Features amateur inventors and their gizmos, from lighted slippers and finger shields to bird diapers and an alarm clock that rolls away from you when you reach for the snooze button....

To Save Everything  Click Here
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

To Save Everything Click Here


  • Author : Evgeny Morozov
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610391399


To Save Everything Click Here Book Description :

In the very near future, “smart” technologies and “big data” will allow us to make large-scale and sophisticated interventions in politics, culture, and everyday life. Technology will allow us to solve problems in highly original ways and create new incentives to get more people to do the right thing. But how will such “solutionism” affect our society, once deeply political, moral, and irresolvable dilemmas are recast as uncontroversial and easily manageable matters of technological efficiency? What if some such problems are simply vices in disguise? What if some friction in communication is productive and some hypocrisy in politics necessary? The temptation of the digital age is to fix everything—from crime to corruption to pollution t...

The Wisdom of Crowds
Score: 3.5
From 39 Ratings

The Wisdom of Crowds


  • Author : James Surowiecki
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2005-08-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307275059


The Wisdom of Crowds Book Description :

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world....

Alone Together
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Alone Together


  • Author : Sherry Turkle
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465093663


Alone Together Book Description :

"Savvy and insightful." --New York Times Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families....

Experience on Demand  What Virtual Reality Is  How It Works  and What It Can Do

Experience on Demand What Virtual Reality Is How It Works and What It Can Do


  • Author : Jeremy Bailenson
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393253702


Experience on Demand What Virtual Reality Is How It Works and What It Can Do Book Description :

“If you want to understand the most immersive new communications medium to come along since cinema… I’d suggest starting with Mr. Bailenson’s [book].” —Wall Street Journal Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, granting us access to any experience imaginable. These experiences, ones that the brain is convinced are real, will soon be available everywhere. In Experience on Demand, Jeremy Bailenson draws upon two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR to help readers understand its upsides and possible downsides. He offers expert guidelines for interacting with VR, and describes the profound ways this technology can be put to use to hone our performance, help us recover from trau...