Jaron Zepel Lanier is someone who does a lot of things and yet finds it difficult to put himself in any category. He is a computer philosophy writer, computer scientist, visual artist, and composer of classical music.
Considered a founding father of Virtual Reality, Jaron Lanier is an interesting character who raises intriguing questions on technology and how it is affecting our lives. In his book, “10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now”, he makes a strong case to stay away from social media.
Let us have a quick look at what those 10 arguments are.
- You are losing your free will.
- Quitting social media is the most finely targeted way to resist the insanity of our times.
- Social media is making you into an asshole.
- Social media is undermining truth.
- Social media is making what you say meaningless.
- Social media is destroying your capacity for empathy.
- Social media is making you unhappy.
- Social media doesn’t want you to have economic dignity.
- Social media is making politics impossible.
- Social media hates your soul.