Who Owns the Future?

Who Owns the Future?

Paperback (04 Mar 2014) | English

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Synopsis

As you read this, thousands of remote computers are refining secret models of who you are, using the information to make huge fortunes for a few people. Does the future have to be this way? How can we change it? In this visionary book Jaron Lanier imagines an alternative, where economic power is given back to creators. Drawing on sources ranging from ancient philosophy to the latest technology, he proposes a radical system that truly rewards endeavour - whether it's in the media or manufacturing - and ultimately preserves human dignity.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241957219
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.4833
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxi, 372
Weight: 298g
Height: 199mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 23mm