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Jaron Lanier: Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

A ​timely call-to-arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer.

You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without them. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms.

Lanier’s reasons for freeing ourselves from social media’s poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are more “connected” than ever, to rob us of our free will with relentless targeted ads. How can we remain autonomous in a world where we are under continual surveillance and are constantly being prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in… (tovább)

Henry Holt, New York, 2018
146 oldal · ASIN: B079DTVVG8

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Jaron Lanier: Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Nem tudok sokat mondani róla, érdemes elolvasni, de én kicsit mást vártam. Lehet, hogy nem hangoskönyvben kellett volna hallgatnom, mert valahogy nem tudott annyira lekötni. Viszont voltak benne érdekességek, illetve olyan dolgok, amiken el lehet gondolkodni.

Jaron Lanier: Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Igazából nem sok újdonsággal szolgál a könyv annak, aki nyitott szemmel szörföl a közösségi oldalakon. A többieknek viszont annál inkább, mert remekül összefoglalja ezeknek az árnyoldalát: többek közt a függőséget és a befolyásolást. Ez – ahogy manapság mondani szokás – veszélyes.
Mindenképp csak ajánlani tudnám. Ja és legyünk macskák.

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Ordinary people are bought together in a setting in which the main – or often the only – reward that’s available is attention. They can’t reasonably expect to earn money, for instance. Ordinary users can gain only fake power and wealth, not real power or wealth.

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You know the adage that you should choose a partner on the basis of who you become when you’re around the person? That’s a good way to choose technologies, too.

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Media forms that promote truth are essential for survival, but the dominant media of our age do no such thing.

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If owning everyone’s attention by making the world terrifying happens to be what earns the most money, then that is what will happen, even if it means that bad actors are amplified. If we want something different to happen, then the way money is earned has to change.


If ordinary people were to get all happy and satisfied, they might take a moment away from the obsession with social media numbers and go frolic in the flowers or even pay direct attention to each other. But if they’re all on edge about whether they’re popular enough, worried about whether the world is imploding, or furious at morons who are thrust into the middle of their connections with friends and families, then they dare not disengage. They are hooked because of provoked natural vigilance.


[…] somewhat random or unpredictable feedback can be more engaging than perfect feedback.

If you get a piece of candy immediately every time you say please as a child, you’ll probably start saying please more often. But suppose once in a while the candy doesn’t come. You might guess that you’d start saying please less often. After all, it’s not generating the reward as reliably as it used to.

But sometimes the opposite thing happens. It’s as if your brain, a born pattern finder, can’t resist the challenge. “There must be some additional trick to it,” murmurs your obsessive brain. You keep on pleasing, hoping that a deeper pattern will reveal itself, even though there’s nothing but bottomless randomness.

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