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Ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts right now

Jaron Lanier (author)

Ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts right now

Jaron Lanier (author)
Jaron 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 offers ten simple but devastating arguments for liberating yourself from its hold.

Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isola
Title
Ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts right now
Author
Jaron Lanier
Language
English
Publisher
London: The Bodley Head, 2018
viii, 146 p.
ISBN
9781847925398 (hardback)
Placing suggestion
520.7 (SISO) Samenleving ; Informatiemaatschappij (ZIZO)

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About Jaron Lanier

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Jaron Zepel Lanier (, born May 3, 1960) is an American computer philosophy writer, computer scientist, visual artist, and composer of contemporary classical music. Considered a founder of the field of virtual reality, Lanier and Thomas G. Zimmerman left Atari in 1985 to found VPL Research, Inc., the first company to sell VR goggles and gloves. In the late 1990s, Lanier worked on applications for Internet2, and in the 2000s, he was a visiting scholar at Silicon Graphics and various universities. In 2006 he began to work at Microsoft, and from 2009 has worked at Microsoft Research as an Interdisciplinary Scientist.

Lanier has composed contemporary classical music and is a collector of rare instruments (of which he owns one to two thousand); his acoustic album, Instruments of Change (1994) features Asian wind and string instruments such as the khene mouth organ, the suling flute, and the sitar-like esraj. Lanier teamed with Mario Grigorov to compose th…Read more on Wikipedia