Jaron Lanier on Virtual Reality - Dictionary of Arguments
Virtual Reality/Kurzweil/LanierVsKurzweil/Lanier: I find it completely absurd that Ray Kurzweil wants to load the content of our brains into a global computing cloud so that we can live forever in virtual reality.
>Artificial neural networks, >Neural networks, >Artificial intelligence, >Brain, cf. >M. Minsky.
When my friends and I built the first virtual reality machines, it was a matter of making our world more creative, expressive, empathetic and interesting. But not to flee our world.
>Simulation._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
You are not a Gadget. A Manifesto, New York 2010
Gadget: Warum die Zukunft uns noch braucht Frankfurt/M. 2012