Posted by salman
on 12/18/2017, 11:06:26 PM
"There used to be this sense of an arc in history in which, if there was something that seemed like an injustice in society and people worked to improve it, there might be some backlash, but gradually it would improve. Now, what happens is that the backlash is greater than the original thing, and in some ways worse. For instance, the Arab Spring, driven by social media, turned into networks of terrorists. ... Black Lives Matter is followed by a rise of white supremacy and neo-fascism which would have been inconceivable until recently. Now, I’m just waiting to see what happens with the #MeToo movement, because the same thing always happens with these moments that are social media-centric."
The father of virtual reality sounds off on the changing culture of Silicon Valley, the impending #MeToo backlash, and why he left Google for Microsoft
By: Zoë Bernard and Steven Tweedie, Business Insider
Widely recognized as a founding father of VR, Jaron Lanier has been hugely influential in shaping the technology of today — so we asked him about the future.
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