Tag - Data

Discussion of “Who Owns the Future?”

For our August monthly online discussion, friend of the Austin Forum and Professor Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin, J. Craig Wheeler, will lead us in a conversation about the power of our personal data within this new age of the information economy. Through his book, Who Owns the Future?, Jaron Lanier, Silicon Valley veteran and the father of virtual reality, presses readers to question the intangible data contract inflicted upon them by the world’s elite. At the cost of clicking around on the internet all day for free, hedge funds, industry powerhouses such as Google and Amazon, and...