Jaron Lanier

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One of the better thinkers about things digital, Lanier offers insights and analyses that provide a more than useful counter to the volume of mindless hype.

He has written a couple of influential books:

Lanier, J. (2010). You are not a gadget: a manifesto. New York: Vintage Books.
Lanier, J. (2013). Who owns the future? (1st, Kindle ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster.

Here he speaks about his book in the year it was published at Stanford: Who owns the future. Well worth a watch.

and here is a sample of his work:

Lanier, J. (2010, September 16). Does the Digital Classroom Enfeeble the Mind?, The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19fob-essay-t.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Lanier, J. (2011). The Local-Global Flip, or, "The Lanier Effect". The Edge. Retrieved from http://edge.org/conversation/the-local-global-flip
Lanier, J. (2014). The Myth Of AI. Edge. Retrieved from http://edge.org/conversation/the-myth-of-ai