Bit Better Book Club ๐ŸŽ‰

Week 7 and 8: Who Owns the Future? ๐Ÿค–

Time to read:

โ€œWho Owns the Future?" by Jaron Lanier

Is our current economy sustainable? Will the big companies of the world own us at some point? Are we heading towards a dystopian vision presented in โ€œSnow Crashโ€ or other cyberpunk scenarios?

Jaron Lanier, a founding father of Virtual Reality and Internet2 researcher shares his vision of the future and a few tips on how to avoid it.

Just 32 pages (or 52 minutes for an audiobook) a day to finish it in 2 weeks :raised_hands:

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So far Iโ€™ve been blown away by this book. Iโ€™m constantly highlighting passages. Itโ€™s one of those books that Iโ€™m going to buy in troves to give away to friends.

Iโ€™m probably overly enthusiastic, but I :green_heart: it!

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I am a bit busy, and I have not started yet. But, surely will start today

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Just completed this one and I really liked the thoughts presented by Jaron. Itโ€™s high time we stop giving free data to Google and Facebook to train their models. The micropayment thing is something Iโ€™ve been thinking along since last year (trying to come up with a fiction plot :see_no_evil:).