You are Not a Gadget
Catalogue Number: LS5-F5EF
- Author: Jaron Lanier
- Format: Paperback
- Published: 03 February 2011
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- ISBN: 9780141049113
- Total Pages: 240
- Genre: Cultural studies
- Secondary Genre: Ethical & social aspects of IT, Impact of science & technology on society
Jaron Lanier is a philosopher and computer scientist who has spent his career pushing the transformative power of modern technology to its limits. From coining the term 'Virtual Reality' and creating the world's first immersive avatars to developing cutting-edge medical imaging and surgical techniques, Lanier is one of the premier designers and engineers at work today. Linked with UC Berkeley and Microsoft, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the IEEE in 2009. A musician with a collection of over 700 instruments, he has been recognised by Encyclopedia Britannica (but certainly not Wikipedia) as one of history's 300 or sogreatest inventors and named one of the top one hundred public intellectuals in the world by Prospect and Foreign Policy.back to top
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