Jaron Lanier

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Lanier is one of most celebrated technology writers in the world, and is known for charting a humanistic approach to technology appreciation and criticism.

He was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2014. His book Who Owns the Future? won Harvard's Goldsmith Book Prize in 2014.

His books are international best sellers. Who Owns the Future? was named the most important book of 2013 by Joe Nocera in The New York Times, and was also included in many other “best of” lists. You Are Not a Gadget, released in 2010, was named one of the 10 best books of the year by Michiko Kakutani, and was also named on many “best of year” lists.

He writes and speaks on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technological practices, the philosophy of consciousness and information, Internet politics, and the future of humanism. In recent years he has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, one of the 100 top public intellectuals by Foreign Policy Magazine, and one of the top 50 World Thinkers by Prospect Magazine.

His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Discover (where he has been a columnist), The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Harpers Magazine, Nature, The Sciences, Wired Magazine (where he was a founding contributing editor), and Scientific American. He has edited special “future” issues of SPIN and Civilization magazines.

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