First thoughts on reading ‘Who owns the future’ ( ) : Lanier is the thinking man's neckbeard. Someone who tries very hard to impress with his erudition. And he actually manages to dazzle.

But is this appropriate for non-fiction? complexity and computational complexity are used interchangeably. ‘Server’ clearly means something other than what I'm used to.

Recently I read a story collection by Ted Chiang, who must be Lanier's mirror opposite; a fiction writer who writes with meticulous attention to detail.

I do find myself nodding in agreement with most of Lanier's arguments.

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