Who Owns the Future?

Who Owns the Future?

The "brilliant" and "daringly original" (The New York Times) critique of digital networks from the "David Foster Wallace of tech" (London Evening Standard)--asserting that to fix our economy, we must fix our information economy.

Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world's most brilliant thinkers. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the poisonous concentration of money and… (more)

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“Who Owns the Future?” takes some of it biggest swipes at those who do presume to own the future: fans of the Singularity (the hypothetical imminent merger of biology and technology), Silicon Valley pioneers seeking “methusalization” (i.e., immortality), techie utopians of every stripe.

Lost in his own brand of digital sophistry, Lanier never gets around to asking how a fully automated society ought to function.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (May 07, 2013)

Parent ISBN: 9781451654974

Page count: 416 pages

File size: 4 MB

Language: English


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