Meet the digital dissenters: They’re fighting for a better Internet. Jaron Lanier, a musician, composer, performer and computer scientist, is the dean of the digital dissenters, having largely turned against the tech tribe.
“I’m the first guy to sober up after a heavy-duty party” is how he describes himself. (Nick Otto for The Washington Post) █ Lanier, 55, is a man of considerable girth and extraordinary hair. He has dreadlocks to his waist. He hasn’t cut his hair for at least 30 years and says he wouldn’t know how to go about it. Lanier’s humanistic take on technology may trace back to his tragic childhood: He was 9 when his mother was killed in a car accident in El Paso. “It definitely influenced my thinking about the proper relationship of people and machines,” he said. By age 14, he was taking college classes at New Mexico State University. “For the last twenty years, I have found myself on the inside of a revolution, but on the outside of its resplendent dogma.
Other tech critics have rolled their eyes at that notion, however. “It’s a choice. E-Moderation Station. Photo by Horia Varlan It´s 2030.
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