"We're losing track of the vastness of the potential for computer science. We really have to revive the beautiful intellectual joy of it, as opposed to the business potential."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Jaron Lanier on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Jaron Lanier on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Jaron Lanier on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Jaron Lanier on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Jaron Lanier on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Style used to be an interaction between the human soul and tools that were limiting. In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone."
"What does it mean to not be alone? I've approached that question through music, technology, writing and other means."
"My parents were kind of like me in that they had tons and tons of weird, amazing stuff."
"Anonymous blog comments, vapid video pranks and lightweight mash-ups may seem trivial and harmless, but as a whole, this widespread practice of fragmentary, impersonal communication has demeaned personal interaction."
"Musicians and journalists are the canaries in the coalmine, but, eventually, as computers get more and more powerful, it will kill off all middle-class professions."