Jaron Lanier: 10 reasons to get off social media

I recently discovered Jaron Lanier, a world class computer scientist (he’s a capital S  Scientist, I’m a lower case s scientist hahahahha – funny but true!) who was putting forth very similar criticisms and concerns to mine, but long before I fully accepted how evil our industry has become, and that I have an ethical obligation to help users by doing what I can about it.  Internet users and Texas taxpayers paid for my education, training and experience.  I owe them big time – I can’t forget that, either.   So please give Jaron a listen, he wants users to be customers the internet industry serves, not data sources to be exploited and sold to people who only want to sell them more crap and take their money.

 

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