Image from a book review in the Economist September 2, 2010.
Jaron Lanier, is a musician and a polymath.
He is technologist, a futurist, and a critic.
He is something very rare in the 21st century, an original thinker.
Last year he wrote a book called
“You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto”
that what passes for creativity today is really just endlessly rehashed content.
In my observation this is increasingly true. The web is becoming tedious, rife with misinformation. True understanding and even accuracy often gets lost along the way.