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. 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._____________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. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] 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