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Jaron Lanier net worth is
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Jaron Lanier Net Worth $500 Thousand Dollars

Jaron Lanier net worth: Jaron Lanier is an American writer, scientist, and composer that has a net worth of $500 thousand dollars. Jaron Lanier was born in New York, Ny, and grew up in Mesilla, New Mexico. After driving to Los Angeles to go to a friend, he ended up working for Atari, then started his own company, VPL, Research. VPL Research focused on virtual reality technology. The business ultimately went under in 1990. From there, he went to work as the Chief Scientist of Complex Network and Services of Internet2, in addition to serving as the Lead Scientist of the National Tele-immersion Initiative. He was also a visiting artist and scholar at multiple academic institutions. He also gathers and plays uncommon instruments. He has released an album, and composed the soundtrack for the movie, “The Third Wave”.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 1960-05-03
Birth place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Education:New Mexico State University
Books:Who Owns the Future?

Interesting Facts

1A briliant mathematician, computer science, and composer who was the first to theorize about--and coined the term--virtual reality.


1Brown dreadlocks


1The people who describe themselves as transhumanists in Silicon Valley and think that humanity's about to end still have children of their own and go about their days. So it's not real; it's sort of a theatre. So you might say,'Well, why not just enjoy it as theatre, then? Why not just accept it as a sort of weird science-fiction kind of performance art?' And it can be that. But the problem with it is that it serves as a sort of way of framing less extreme things that are happening, which are actually destroying people's lives more slowly.
2The problem is not that the big computer will kill everybody. The real problem is that all the wealth will end up with the people who own the biggest computers. That's the trend we've moving towards. So the problem is not mass genocide, even though if you take them at their word, it seems to be what they're saying. The real problem is mass poverty.





The Third Wave2007Documentary



Three Seasons1999performer: "Temple Breath", "Three Seasons"



Minority Report2002thanks: assistance



The 78 Project Movie2014DocumentaryHimself
The Colbert Report2014TV SeriesHimself
Book TV2013TV SeriesHimself
Google and the World Brain2013DocumentaryHimself - Virtual Reality Pioneer and Author
Un monde sans humains?2012TV Movie documentary
Welcome to the Machine2012Video documentaryHimself
Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia2010DocumentaryHimself
Rage Against the Machines2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Future Fantastic1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Synthetic Pleasures1995Documentary
Computerbilleder - udfordring til virkeligheden1992TV Movie documentaryHimself - VPL Research, Inc.
Horizon1991TV Series documentaryHimself
Gutenberg in the Cyberstorm2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest

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