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Saturday, June 29 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Is the Internet Destroying the Middle Class?

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At the height of its power, the photography company Kodak employed more than 140,000 people and was worth $28 billion. They even invented the first digital camera. But today Kodak is bankrupt, and the new face of digital photography has become Instagram. When Instagram was sold to Facebook for a billion dollars in 2012, it employed only 13 people. Where did all those jobs disappear? And what happened to the wealth that all those middle-class jobs created?

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Jaron Lanier

Computer Scientist
Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author. Lanier is credited with coining and popularizing the term 'Virtual Reality.' In the early 1980s, Lanier founded VPL Research, the first company to sell VR products. | | Time Magazine named Lanier one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010.  His book You Are Not a Gadget was released in 2010 and was named one of the 10 best books of the year... Read More →

Saturday June 29, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
1 - Summit Stage

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