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Sunday, October 14 • 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Digital Dignity: Jaron Lanier LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

We love technology but tech has gotten creepy lately. We need to fix that. The creepiness comes from perverse incentives; the current Internet is funded mostly by third parties who want to change the behaviors of users. The result is ever more perverse surveillance/addiction/persuasion algorithms. We CAN turn it around, but we need to overturn some long-held prejudices.

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Jaron Lanier

Author and Scientist, Microsoft Research
Jaron Lanier is a pioneer of virtual reality and a leading writer on technology and its discontents. He started out as a game developer and left Atari in 1984 to found VPL Research, which made the first commercial VR gear and created the first multiperson virtual worlds, surgical... Read More →

Sunday October 14, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
Taube Auditorium at the WIRED25 Hub The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105