Jaron Lanier
Jaron LanierMay 3, 1960 -
Jaron Zepel Lanier (/ˈdʒɛərɨn lɨˈnɪər/, born May 3, 1960) is an American computer philosophy writer, computer scientist, and composer of classical music. A pioneer in the field of virtual reality (a term he is credited with popularizing), Lanier and Thomas G. Zimmerman left Atari in 1985 to found VPL Research, Inc., the first company to sell VR goggles and gloves. In the late 1990s, Lanier worked on applications for Internet2, and in the 2000s, he was a visiting scholar at Silicon Graphics and various universities. From 2006 he began to work at Microsoft, and from 2009 forward he...

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