Freeing Yourself From Social Media

Jan 4, 2019

Virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier wants you to delete your social media accounts. He has ten arguments that make his case. One of them: Social media is turning us all into jerks. (Rebroadcast)

Jaron Lanier is a founding father of virtual reality, so it may come as a surprise to learn that he doesn’t use social media. He wants to convince you to quit social media, too. Advertisers and big corporations, he says, use Facebook and other platforms to manipulate you, to change your behavior, and you don’t even know it. Lanier is coming to Utah this weekend, so we're rebroadcasting our conversation about his ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts. (Rebroadcast)

Saturday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m., Jaron Lanier is speaking at the Eccles Center in Park City. He's a guest of Park City Institute, and you can get more information and tickets at

Lanier is a scientist, a musician, and one of the founding fathers of the field of virtual reality. He's the author of several books. His latest is Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].