Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Travels in hyperreality

"I'm astonished at how readily a great many people I know, young people, have accepted a reduced economic prospect and limited freedoms in any substantial sense, and basically traded them for being able to screw around online. There are just a lot of people who feel that being able to get their video or their tweet seen by somebody once in a while gets them enough ego gratification that it's okay with them to still be living with their parents in their 30s." 
Jaron Lanier, inventor of the term 'virtual reality' and computer scientist.
Discuss. For me, there's a large dollop of truth in this.

1 comment:

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