As one of America’s preeminent computer scientist, authors and anti-social media advocates, and often referred to as the “Father of Virtual Reality”, Jaren Zepal Lanier is on a mission to inform the planet about the damage Social Media is wreaking on the citizens of the world.

In his 2018 book, “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now”, Lanier explains the threat platforms like Facebook and Twitter pose to people’s capacity to become more tribalistic and less empathetic.

 

“Social Media…has made our politics kind of unreal and strange, where we’re not sure if elections are real, anymore”

JARON LANIER
BBC Channel 4 News, Interview