Jaron Lanier on Virtual Reality, Social Media & the Future of Humans and AI

Jaron Lanier is a living legend. One of the earliest pioneers in virtual reality and I vividly remember reading about him in Wired magazine while I was still in college (and Wired was still relevant).

Here he is speaking with Lex Fridman about VR, social media, AI, and humanity’s future.

OUTLINE:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 1:39 – What is reality?
  • 5:52 – Turing machines
  • 7:10 – Simulating our universe
  • 13:25 – Video games and other immersive experiences
  • 17:12 – Death and consciousness
  • 25:43 – Designing human-centric AI
  • 27:17 – Empathy with robots
  • 31:09 – Social media incentives
  • 43:29 – Data dignity
  • 51:01 – Jack Dorsey and Twitter
  • 1:02:46 – Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies
  • 1:07:26 – Government overreach and freedom
  • 1:17:41 – GitHub and TikTok
  • 1:19:51 – The Autodidactic Universe
  • 1:24:42 – Humans and the mystery of music
  • 1:30:53 – Defining moments
  • 1:41:39 – Mortality
  • 1:43:31 – The meaning of life

Frank

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