"The long short of it is that we must find a way to pay people adequately for the information and content they contribute to the information economy. Lanier argues this means reorganizing the Internet in such a way that informational transactions are monetized—such that the users of information are charged and the providers are paid for each transaction. It is not going to be easy to reorganize the Internet in this way–not only technically, but also because we have all become accustomed to using the Internet the way it is (and we like getting things for ‘free’).#36. A Summary of ‘Who Owns the Future?’ by Jaron Lanier | New Books in Brief
Ultimately, though, we will have no choice, for our current course is leading us to an economy that is dominated by wealth at the top—and eventually no wealth for anyone. At some point, this state of affairs must lead to a revolt and/or a complete breakdown."
Thursday, June 06, 2013
#36. A Summary of ‘Who Owns the Future?’ by Jaron Lanier | New Books in Brief
Another extensive New Books in Brief summary -- excerpt: