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Aaron Thibeault (thebookreporter) | 95 comments Just finished the new book by Jaron Lanier called Who Owns the Future? The book focuses on the information economy, and argues that the Internet is creating a system of winners (the major Internet companies), and losers (the ordinary people who freely provide the content and data that is being used by the Internet companies to create mega-profits). In order to preserve a middle-class going forward--as the information economy comes to represent an ever greater proportion of the economy as a whole--Lanier argues we must monetize information, and pay ordinary people for the contributions they make to the Internet. An interesting idea. I've written a full executive summary of the book available here:

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Kenny Chaffin (kennychaffin) Thank you for that Aaron! I've yet to read it, but excellent summary and I think I agree with it btw. :)

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Betsy | 1705 comments Mod
Definitely goes on my Maybe list.

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