In April 2018, the same week that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reported to Congress on the Cambridge Analytica data breach, technologist Jaron Lanier shared this bold response on the TED stage. “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,” says Lanier. His solution to the problem calls for reversing one specific mistake of the tech industry. getAbstract suggests this talk to tech insiders and anyone concerned about data hijacking.
In this summary, you will learn
- How decisions within the 1990s tech culture created a modern-day dystopia,
- How Facebook and Google have become “behavior modification empires,” and
- How to undo the damage these empires created.
About the Speaker
Technologist Jaron Lanier is the author of Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now.