11 thoughts on “The future of VR with Jaron Lanier, and why we should we all quit social media

  • June 24, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    You can tell that the interviewers are not really on board with the idea of leaving social media behind them. It is their way of life and their business model.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    "Steam could almost do it because they have Linux and Windows and Mac and Oculus and Vive and other VR platforms, except they can't stop letting people making school shoot-'em-up games on their platform."

    Utterly ridiculous statement. Steam obviously can stop letting people making any type of game if they choose to do so, that isn't the issue. In fact they expressly chose not to arbitrarily ban things unless they are clearly illegal. This just makes what they have even more of a candidate as the platform, the VR equivalent of the Internet, if anything.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    Data is not going to pay enough people, not if it's in a competitive market anyway. You'll have people selling data for the bottom dollar and not what it's actually worth because competition will bid the price down. I think Jaron has some idea what people pay what something near the value, which isn't at all true. Even in very uncompetitive markets like internet service, the cost of the internet isn't even close to the value of it. People won't be able to extract enough value from sharing data unless they have a government mandate, which defeats the "dignity" argument. Either way you're having the government step in to fix the market. Basic income is a no brainer for a highly technologically advanced society.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    Jaron calls palmer a jerk. Palmers father Brett Luckey is a used car salesman. Poor palmy probably never had a chance learning to be wise and responsible. Jaron is right about 6 dof too.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    Cue all the puerile comments that prove his point, but he seems to be only telling half the truth. We have been manipulated en mass for eons. Machiavelli wrote a little book about it, so did Sun Tzu, so did Plato, so did Confucius, and many others. Pick a bronze age tale of young adult fiction. Edward Bernays, anyone?

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  • June 24, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    Facebook was lame. People pinging you all the time for no reason. 2% of the users created 99% of the content.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    An overweight unshaven hippie wants everyone to quit social media…. Why do I get the feeling that this is more about his lack of Facebook friends than a real problem…

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