Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Jaron Lanier

Age: 49
Occupation: Computer scientist, musician, writer
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

One of the fathers of virtual-reality technology, Lanier has been at the vanguard of computer science for decades. With his 2010 manifesto, You Are Not a Gadget, he makes an eloquent case for fostering individual creativity online and elevating the human above the machine.