Lanier Analysis Questions

For the next week I will be reading Jaron Lanier’s You Are Not A Gadget. The following questions are those  that came to mind while reading the first few chapters of the book that I hope to answer as I continue reading.

Why does Lanier have such a negative opinion about the web and what it has become today? What is his main argument against it?  Are his arguments legit or can they be considered as a little over zealous?

According to Lanier, what can people do to make the web better and to keep if from becoming a “lock-in” in a negative sense?

Are we as humans really dumbing  ourselves to make computers seem more intelligent instead of demanding computes be changed to become more useful? If so, who’s fault is that, humans or computers?


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