Speed Read - You are not a gadget
This Speed Read was originally published in the Admap – April 2010 issue.
Jaron Lanier's You are Not a Gadget explores the implications for humanity of a web-based world and what it means for innovation and individuality
This polemic decries the way the internet has changed over the past decade or so. He focuses on the growth of cloud computing, elsewhere referred to as the hive, the noosphere, 'open culture' and Web 2.0. Unlike many of his technologist peers, he regards this trend as destructive and...