Technologist Jaron Lanier, a longtime Silicon Valley insider, is an outspoken critic of many of the industry’s choices – particularly, its data-driven advertising model. In this well-run interview with German radio host Meike Laaff, Lanier emphasizes that while he’s a fan of big tech (he’s currently employed at Microsoft), the business model must change. The interview captures the intellectual, sometimes radical Lanier in a down-to-earth, pithy moment.
About the Podcast
Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist and a pioneer in the field of virtual reality. Meike Laaff is a reporter for Breitband – a German radio program about media and digital culture, for which she did this interview.