Jaron Lanier on Technology and the Future; the Life and Work of Eric Fromm; Nathaniel Philbrick on Bunker Hill; Nanotechnology

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Jaron Lanier, the father of virtual reality and one of the most influential thinkers of our time, examines the effects network technologies have had on our economy. In his new book Who Owns the Future? he asserts that the rise of digital networks led our economy into recession and decimated the middle class. He looks at why and charts the path toward a new information economy that will stabilize the middle class and allow it to grow.