“How we need to remake the internet” by Jaron Lanier – TED Video

 “How we need to remake the internet,” by Jaron Lanier

In the early days of digital culture, Jaron Lanier helped craft a vision for the internet as public commons where humanity could share its knowledge — but even then, this vision was haunted by the dark side of how it could turn out: with personal devices that control our lives, monitor our data and feed us stimuli. (Sound familiar?)

In this visionary talk, Lanier reflects on a “globally tragic, astoundingly ridiculous mistake” companies like Google and Facebook made at the foundation of digital culture — and how we can undo it. “We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them,” he says.

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On January 3, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Problem: Free for all content >>> advertising to fund business model >>> behavior modification empires, like Google and Facebook >>> spread of negative emotions and false information
    Solution: Pay for services

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