A Blisteringly Good, Urgent, Essential Read ZADIE SMITHJaron Lanier, The World Famous Silicon Valley Scientist Pioneer And High Tech Genius Sunday Times Who First Alerted Us To The Dangers Of Social Media, Explains Why Its Toxic Effects Are At The Heart Of Its Design, And Explains In Ten Simple Arguments Why Liberating Yourself From Its Hold Will Transform Your Life And The World For The Better.Social Media Is Making Us Sadder, Angrier, Less Empathetic, Fearful, Isolated And Tribal In Recent Months It Has Become Horribly Clear That Social Media Is Not Bringing Us Together It Is Tearing Us Apart In Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier Draws On His Insider S Expertise To Explain Precisely How Social Media Works By Deploying Constant Surveillance And Subconscious Manipulation Of Its Users And Why Its Cruel And Dangerous Effects Are At The Heart Of Its Current Business Model And Design As Well As Offering Ten Simple Arguments For Liberating Yourself From Its Addictive Hold, His Witty And Urgent Manifesto Outlines A Vision For An Alternative That Provides All The Benefits Of Social Media Without The Harm.So, If You Want A Happier Life, A Just And Peaceful World, Or Merely The Chance To Think For Yourself Without Being Monitored And Influenced By The Richest Corporations In History, Then The Best Thing You Can Do, For Now, Is Delete Your Social Media Accounts Right Now You Will Almost Certainly Become A Calmer And Possibly A Nicer Person In The Process.
Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author In the sciences Jaron Lanier scientific interests include biomimetic information architectures, user interfaces, heterogeneous scientific simulations, advanced information systems for medicine, and computational approaches to the fundamentals of physics He collaborates with a wide range of scientists in fields related to t
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- Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
- Jaron Lanier
- 03 February 2017 Jaron Lanier