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    • Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

    • By: Jaron Lanier
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without them. In his important new audiobook, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms behind before it’s too late. Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us towards richer and fuller way of living and connecting.

    Regular price: $10.39

    • Dawn of the New Everything

    • Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality
    • By: Jaron Lanier
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Dawn of the New Everything is a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility. Through a fascinating look back over his life in technology, Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist and father of the term virtual reality, exposes VR's ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species and gives listeners a new perspective on how the brain and body connect to the world.

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    • The future and how we will get there

    • By Daniel J. Matyola on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $30.23

    • Who Owns the Future?

    • By: Jaron Lanier
    • Narrated by: Pete Simoneilli
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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    Who Owns the Future? is a visionary reckoning with the effects network technologies have had on our economy. Lanier asserts that the rise of digital networks led our economy into recession and decimated the middle class. Now, as technology flattens more and more industries - from media to medicine to manufacturing - we are facing even greater challenges to employment and personal wealth. But there is an alternative to allowing technology to own our future....

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    • THRESHOLD OF CHANGE

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 08-04-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • You Are Not a Gadget

    • Being Human in an Age of Technology
    • By: Jaron Lanier
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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    Jaron Lanier, a Silicon Valley visionary since the 1980s, was among the first to predict the revolutionary changes the World Wide Web would bring to commerce and culture. Now, in his first book, written more than two decades after the web was created, Lanier offers this provocative and cautionary look at the way it is transforming our lives for better and for worse.

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    • Thought Provoking

    • By Ahmed on 03-17-10

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

    • By: Jaron Lanier
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
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     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 10 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. 

    Regular price: $19.62