Jaron Lanier
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Climbing Out of the Transhuman Stew Pot, or, Why I'm Not a Singularitarian
18 Jul 2013 // 6:10 PM

The big trend in apocalyptic thinking is now computer based, and it’s strangely not even billed as apocalyptic. It’s known as the Singularity, a point in the near future when computers become more intelligent than people -- and they absorb us.

The Digital Surplus and Its Enemies
18 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM

While we are building identity in social networks, our online behavior generates a plenitude of information, meanings and content that constitutes a "cognitive surplus" generated by the "hive mind".

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