12:00am

Wed May 22, 2013
Digital networks

Today on Your Call: How are digital networks destroying the middle class?

 

 

 

  

On today's Your Call we are talking to Jaron Lanier, author of Who Owns the Future?  As digital technologies and social media networks get smarter, faster, and more comprehensive, Lanier says, the ones who make the networks valuable in the first place, are the ones losing out.  What would happen if we were paid for our contributions to Facebook or Instagram, for example?  Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here.  How can we shift the wealth of the information economy from the few to the many?  It's Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and You.

 

Guest:

Jaron Lanier, scientist, musician, virtual technology pioneer, and author of You Are Not a Gadget and Who Owns the Future?

Resources:

Jaron Lanier: Who Owns the Future?

Janet Maslin, New York Times: “Fighting Words Against Big Data -- ‘Who Owns the Future?’ by Jaron Lanier”

Evan Hughes, The New Republic: “Jaron Lanier and the Case for Moonshot Thinking”

Salon: Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class

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