Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Virtual Reality and Technology

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Monday 12th March 2012

  • Is Technology Making Our Lives Richer or Poorer?

    by Jaron Lanier and Nicholas Thompson

    A conversation between Nicholas Thompson, a senior editor covering technology for the New Yorker, and computing pioneer Jaron Lanier. They'll discuss the virtues of technology, but also the ways it has made us less imaginative, more distracted, and less connected to other people. Lanier is one of the founders of "virtual reality," but he has since become the most prominent critic of what technology has wrought. Last year, he published “You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto,” a provocative critique of digital technologies, including Wikipedia (which he called a triumph of “intellectual mob rule”) and social-networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, which Lanier has described as dehumanizing and designed to encourage shallow interactions.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Monday 12th March

    In Ballroom EF, Austin Convention Center

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