And he will be in Hannover, Germany, for CEBIT 2018, where he will take the Center Stage at d!talk at 12 noon on "Take-off Monday", 11 June.
In his book "Who Owns the Future?", Lanier describes an online economy headed for total surveillance of its human users. He calls for an end to the open-content approach to the Internet and argues that all users should be recompensed for the data they share. The book became an international bestseller and was named the most important book of 2013 by The New York Times. In 2014, it earned him the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, one of the world’s highest literary honors.
Lanier is also a pioneering developer, and is often credited as the person who coined the term virtual reality. In the early 1980s, he worked at Atari Labs, where, among much else, he developed the data glove, a device that translates hand gestures into control signals for use in computing and virtual reality applications. Later he founded VPL Research, the first company to commercialize VR products, which were then used in a range of areas, including medicine and design. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Jaron Lanier is currently writing a book titled "Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality", which is due out in November 2017.
Anyone wanting to see Jaron Lanier live at CEBIT will need a valid CEBIT ticket. They will also need to register for Lanier’s presentation, which is on the CEBIT Monday. Registration opens around January 2018, but CEBIT tickets are available now.
In fact, visitors who order online at http://www.cebit.de/#tickets by 15 August will be able to secure "Discover" tickets at a reduced price of €25. The tickets are valid for admission to every part of CeBIT: d!conomy, d!talk, d!tec and d!campus. After 15 August, ticket prices will be €50, and will rise in a graduated series of steps as CEBIT opening day draws nearer.
At CEBIT 2018, everything is geared to generating business, leads and bright ideas. CEBIT is a triple-punch event covering everything essential to the digitization of business, government and society. The innovations on display in the d!conomy section of the show give IT professionals and decision-makers, trade and the public sector the tools they need to streamline and futureproof their operations. The event’s d!tec showcase puts the spotlight on developers and startups. The d!talk conference program features visionaries, lateral thinkers, creatives and experts . The d!campus is heart of CEBIT –relaxed networking, street food and live music. The first day of CEBIT 2018 – Monday, 11 June – is reserved for conference attendees and journalists, with the exhibition opening on Tuesday, 12 June. The exhibition halls will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the d!campus staying open till 11 p.m. Opening hours on Friday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.