Quote of the day December 28, 2015 2:32 PM

In our society there are two paths to success: One is to be good at computers and the other is to be a sociopath.

Tech skeptic Jaron Lanier says successful people are either "good at computers" or "sociopaths" . Image 1.

Jaron Lanier

Computer scientist, composer, author, virtual reality pioneer


Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist and composer who helped create early virtual reality headsets. He is also the author of books critical of Big Data and modern tech culture, including You Are Not A Gadget, in which he argues that social media users should be paid for the data they provide to online services like Facebook.

The above quote is a comment Lanier made to his 8-year-old daughter and repeated to the Washington Post.