Computer scientist and author - Jaron Lanier
In what ways is tech sowing the seeds of our own destruction? Jaron Lanier, author, computer scientist and VR developer on how technology can be an existential threat to humanity.
The internet is perhaps the defining technological advance of the last fifty years. It has opened up a new world of possibilities, but what if it also represents an existential threat to humanity? That is the alarming possibility raised by computer scientist Jaron Lanier. He is no tech-phobic sensationalist; he is a Silicon Valley insider who was a hugely influential pioneer in Virtual Reality and a consultant to some of the biggest tech giants. In what ways are we sowing the seeds of our own destruction?
(Photo: Jaron Lanier in the Hardtalk studio)